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Kodansha Comics Adds Kousuke Fujishima's Paradise Residence Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series from Oh My Goddess! creator launched in 2008

Kodansha Comics revealed at its panel at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday that it will release Kousuke Fujishima's Paradise Residence manga.

The manga revolves around tomboy Hatsune Takanashi's life in a females-only dorm, and looks at the behind-the-scenes of girls who attend an all-girls school. Hatsune has little interest in anything but eating or sleeping, and has a roommate named Suzuka Misawa.

Fujishima (Oh My Goddess!) launched the manga in the inaugural issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in November 2008. After the manga went on hiatus in 2012, Fujishima resumed the series in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine in May 2014. Kodansha will publish the second compiled volume in Japan in August. Kodansha had released a "volume 0" in Japan in February.

The manga also inspired two light novel volumes by Kanan Norihara in 2011 and 2014.

Dark Horse Comics has released Fujishima's Oh My Goddess! and part of his You're Under Arrest manga in North America. Fujishima ended Oh My Goddess! in April 2014 after 25 years of serialization, and Dark Horse Comics will publish the 48th and final volume in English in October.

Kodansha Comics' associate director of publishing services Ben Applegate also revealed the variant cover for the special edition of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan volume 16 at the panel. Tony Moore (The Walking Dead co-creator, artist for Fear Agent) is drawing the variant cover. The special edition of the 16th volume will also include a deck of playing cards.

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