Viz's Shonen Jump to Preview Takuan and Batsu's Daily Demon Diary Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series by new creator Kentarō Itani to debut same day in Japan

Viz Media's digital anthology Weekly Shonen Jump announced on Monday that it will begin Kentarō Itani's Takuan and Batsu's Daily Demon Diary (Takuan to Batsu no Nichijō Enmachō) manga on May 16 as part of its "Jump Start" initiative. The manga will debut in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan on the same day.

The manga begins with carefree high school student named Takuan, who meets Batsu, daughter of Enma, the king of the underworld. His everyday life is upended in a bizarre comedy.

Itani first published the manga as a one-shot in the magazine last October, and again in March in the Shonen Jump Next!! magazine.

This will be Itani's debut serialized series. Before publishing the original one-shot, he also published another one-shot titled "Migimaki Jigoku Tantei Jimusho" (Clockwise Hell Detective Agency) on Shueisha's Jump Live app in 2013.

For its "Jump Start" initiative, Viz's Shonen Jump runs the first three chapters of almost every new Shonen Jump series. Viz will then let readers cast a vote for which "Jump Start" series Viz would add to the magazine's lineup.

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