Mobile Suit Gundam-san's Ohwada Starts New Arc for Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku Manga in Fall
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The August 15 issue of Takeshobo's Kindai Mahjong magazine published the last chapter of the "Senkaku Islands Arc" of Hideki Ohwada's Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku (Reform Without Wasted Draws or The Legend of Koizumi) manga on Wednesday. Ohwada will draw a new story arc for the manga in fall.
The political parody manga depicts modern diplomats, politicians, and heads of state in a world where international diplomacy and geopolitics are decided through high-stakes games of mahjong. The manga's protagonist is a fictionalized version of Japan's 89th Prime Minister, Junichirō Koizumi, and the title itself is a reference to his political slogan, Seiiki Naki Kaikaku (Reform Without Sanctuary). Koizumi battles foreign adversaries such as George W. Bush, Kim Jong-il, Vladimir Putin, Margaret Thatcher, and others.
Ohwada (Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Beach de Q, Dai Mahou Touge) launched the manga in the Kindai Mahjong Original magazine, and irregularly serialized it before moving the series to Kindai Mahjong and serializing the series bimonthly. Takeshobo published the manga's 15th compiled book volume on May 15.
The manga has inspired a three-episode video anime series. The first episode began streaming on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga in December 2009. The last two episodes were released on DVD in February 2010.