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Soul Eater's Atsushi Ohkubo Starts En En no Shōbōtai Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"Sci-fi firefighting battle" manga debuting in magazine's 43rd issue

The 32nd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Atsushi Ohkubo (Soul Eater) will launch a new manga tentatively titled En En no Shōbōtai (Fire Brigade of Flames) in the magazine's 43rd issue.

The magazine teases:

An unexplainable phenomenon of people bursting into flames assails humanity. Put your life on the line to extinguish the flames! A great conflagration that will shake up the manga world! A sci-fi firefighting battle!

Ohkubo launched his Soul Eater manga in Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine in 2004, and ended it in 2013. Square Enix published the manga's 25th and final compiled book volume in December 2013. Yen Press licensed the manga for North America, and released the 25th volume in English on March 24.

The manga inspired a 51-episode television anime series in 2008. Ohkubo also launched his Soul Eater Not! manga spinoff in 2011, and ended it last November. The spinoff also inspired into a television anime, which premiered in April 2014.

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