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Kazuya Minekura to Resume Wild Adapter Manga on February 5

posted on by Egan Loo
"Hard-boiled action" manga continues after frequent hiatuses due to health

The February issue of Ichinjinsha's Comic Zero Sum magazine announced on Monday that Kazuya Minekura will resume her "hard-boiled action" manga Wild Adapter on February 5.

In the manga's story, a young gang leader named Makoto Kubota takes in Minoru Tokitoh, a boy with a mysterious past. Minoru has been exposed to the drug "W.A." which has transformed his right arm into a monstrous limb. The two investigate the origins of the drug that is devastating the city's underground.

The manga launched in Tokuma Shoten's bimonthly Chara magazine in 2001, but then it switched publishers to Ichijinsha in 2011. Ichijinsha has since republished the six compiled volumes of Wild Adapter.

Ichijinsha slowed the serialization of Minekura's Wild Adapter and Saiyuki Reload Blast manga in 2013 due to her health. The manga had already resumed after a separate hiatus earlier that year. Minekura also went on hiatus from her manga work in late 2010 due to surgery. The manga went on hiatus again last January and resumed in March before going back on hiatus.

The series inspired an original video anime in 2014. The characters of Wild Adapter also appear in Minekura's Shiritsu Araiso Kōtōgakkō Seitokai Shikkōbu (Araiso Private High School Student Council Executive Committee) manga and its 2002 video anime adaptation. The second original video anime shipped in September.

Tokyopop licensed the Wild Adapter manga in 2006 for release in North America. The company published six volumes before the company closed its North American publishing division.


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