Yuu Azuki Draws Sequel to Iga no Kabamaru Manga After 32 Years

posted on 2016-02-01 11:00 EST
New book volume this month will be 1st new story in manga since ending in 1984

Yuu Azuki announced on Sunday that she will publish a sequel manga to her Iga no Kabamaru manga titled Iga no Kabamaru Sorikara. Shueisha will ship the book volume on February 25. The manga will be the first Iga no Kabamaru story that Azuki has drawn since ending the manga 32 years ago. The sequel's story takes place after the manga's finale after Kabamaru and Hayate return to their ninja training in the mountains.

The original manga centered on an Iga ninja named Kagemaru, nicknamed Kabamaru for his appetite. He was raised by his grandfather alongside Hayate, and trained to be ninjas in the mountains. When their grandfather passes away Kabamaru moves to Tokyo with a girl his grandfather knew, and tries to adjust to an urban lifestyle after living all his life in the mountains, and is eventually involved in the rivalry between two private schools.

Azuki drew the manga from 1979 to 1984 in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret and Weekly Margaret magazines. The manga was adapted into a 24-episode television anime series in 1983.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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