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Freezing Creators End Monochrome Teito Ninpō Chō Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about modern day ninjas launched last March

Writer Dall-Young Lim and artist Kwang-Hyun Kim ended their Monochrome Teito Ninpō Chō (Monochrome Imperial Capital Ninja Scroll) manga on January 20. The manga had 16 chapters, and an epilogue chapter. Shogakukan will publish the manga's second compiled volume this spring.

The manga is set in a world where the various ninja clans who had supported the shogunate and daimyo from the shadows migrated to different countries after the Meiji Restoration, and blended into foreign cultures, creating new forms of ninjutsu. In the modern day, the various ninja clans conduct the "Ninja Honryūsen," a battle that will determine which clan will lead them. Various ninja around the world then gather in Shinjuku.

Lim and Kim launched the manga on Shogakukan's Yawaraka Spirits web manga site in March last year. Shogakukan published the manga's first compiled book volume last November.

The pair launched its ongoing Freezing manga series in 2007. Seven Seas publishes the manga in North America in two-in-one omnibus collections. Funimation streamed the manga's 12-episode anime series adaptation as it aired in 2011, as well as the Freezing Vibration second season. Funimation also released both series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Lim and Kim's Black God manga was also adapted into a television anime titled Kurokami The Animation, which premiered with a simulcast dub in 2008. Yen Press published all 19 volumes of the Black God manga.

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