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Riku Sanjo, Kôji Inada Resume Beet the Vandel Buster Manga After Nearly 10 Years

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga's "Baron Chapter" to launch in Jump SQ. Crown in spring 2016

The combined third and fourth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that storywriter Riku Sanjo and illustrator Kôji Inada (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken duo) are resuming their Beet the Vandel Buster manga after a nearly 10-year hiatus. Sanjo and Inada will resume the manga in the spring 2016 issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. CROWN magazine with the manga's "Baron Chapter."

The 2016 winter issue of Jump SQ. CROWN will have more information on the manga when it ships in mid-January.

The duo published the series in the now-defunct Monthly Shonen Jump magazine from 2002-2006, and Shueisha published the manga's 12th compiled volume in September 2006. Viz Media published the 12 volumes in English between 2004-2007, and it describes the manga as follows:

The Vandel Busters are a roving band of certified monster destroyers. Beet's biggest ambition in life is to become a Buster, but what can you say about a monster hunter who can barely stand the pain when he receives the mystical brand of a "Level 1 Vandel Buster"?

Still, Beet is ready for action, and when a nearby town is invaded by deons, he rushes to help--without a clue as to how to trounce even a single member of the rampaging horde. But not knowing how formidable the Vandels are might work to his advantage because he doesn't know enough to be scared! Beet is about to learn that being a hero mayy be more than he bargained for...

The manga inspired a 52-episode TV anime series of the same name in 2004-2005, as well as the 25-episode Beet the Vandel Buster Excellion television anime series in 2005-2006. Illumitoon Entertainment released part of the first series on DVD in 2007.

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