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M&C! Licenses Haikyu!! and Tokyo Ghoul Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Both Shueisha series received multiple television anime adaptations

Indonesian publisher M&C! announced on Thursday that it has licensed Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga and Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga. The company did not provide a release date for the manga.

Haikyu!!'s story follows Shōyō Hinata, who began playing volleyball in elementary school after seeing the "Little Giant," a legendary volleyball player. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School's volleyball team, the high school of his hero, vowing revenge against Kageyama.

Furudate launched the manga in Sheuisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2012. Shueisha published the manga's 20th compiled book volume on March 4. The manga has inspired two television anime series – with a third season premiering this fall – two anime compilation films, a stage play adaptation, novel adaptations, and a Nintendo 3DS game.

The Tokyo Ghoul urban fantasy/horror story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Rize later reveals that she is a ghoul and attempts to kill and devour Kaneki, but fails. Kaneki, waking up in critical condition in the hospital, finds that he is now half-ghoul, and begins to live a double life as a normal college student, all the while trying to suppress his cannibalistic ghoul instincts.

Ishida launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in September 2011, and ended it in September 2014. Shueisha published 14 compiled book volumes for the series. Ishida launched a sequel manga in Weekly Young Jump in October 2014. Shueisha published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on March 18. The original manga has been adapted into two television anime series, three light novels, two OVAs, and two video games.

[Via Kaori Nusantara]

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