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No. 6's Kino Ends Setsuna Graffiti Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Story of boys who aim to be firework technicians launched in July 2014

The February 2016 issue of Kodansha's Aria magazine (cover shown right) published the final chapter of No. 6 manga illustrator Hinoki Kino's Setsuna Graffiti manga on Monday. The magazine notes that Kodansha will publish the manga's fourth and final compiled book volume on February 5.

The manga is a youth story that follows a group of boys whose goal is to become firework technicians. In the start of the story, the protagonist, who is afraid of fire, meets a mysterious boy in a rural town where he lives.

Kino launched the manga in Aria in July 2014. Kodansha published the manga's third compiled book volume on December 7.

Kino launched the manga adaptation of Atsuko Asano's nine-volume novel series No. 6 in ARIA in 2011 after providing the illustrations for the novels. Kodansha released the ninth and final volume in the manga series in Japan in March 2014.

Kodansha USA published the No. 6 manga in North America, and the company released the ninth and final volume in October 2014.

Asano's No. 6 novels also inspired an 11-episode television anime series in 2011 by BONES. Crunchyroll and The Anime Network both streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in North America in 2012.

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