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Ebishi Maki Ends Manga Adaptation of Tow Ubukata's Tenchi Meisatsu Novel

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about mathematician Shunkai Shibukawa launched in 2011

The December issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine published the final chapter of Ebishi Maki's manga adaptation of Tow Ubukata's Tenchi Meisatsu novel on Saturday. In addition, the magazine notes that Kodansha will publish the manga's ninth and final compiled book volume on December 22.

In Ubukata's original novel, the real-life Edo-era mathematician Shunkai Shibukawa pursues a project that alters his life as much as it alters Japanese culture — the creation of Japan's own lunar calendar system.

Ubukata and Maki launched the manga in Afternoon in 2011. Kodansha published the manga's eighth compiled book volume on May 22. The novel also received a live-action film adaptation, Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer, which opened in Japan in September 2012. Ubukata published the original novel in 2009. The novel won the 31st Yoshikawa Eiji Bungaku Shinjinshō award and received the first place award at the 7th Honya Taishō in 2010.

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