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Mononofu Manga Ends in Shonen Jump, 3 New Series to Launch

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series by E-ROBOT, Iron Knight authors launch next month

This year's 34th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump published the final chapter of Haruto Ikezawa's Mononofu manga on Monday. The magazine notes that the manga's fourth volume will ship on August 4, and the fifth volume will ship on September 2.

The "hot-blooded youth shogi manga" follows an impractical boy named Shinobu who accidentally moves into share-house for aspiring shogi (Japanese chess) professionals.

Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga simultaneously in English in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine as part of the company's "Jump Start" initiative.

Ikezawa debuted with the kendo manga Kurogane, which ran in Shonen Jump from 2011 to 2013. Shueisha published the manga in eight compiled volumes. Shonen Jump posted the first chapter in English on its website.

The 34th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump also revealed that it will launch three new series in August. Author Kaiu Shirai (Ashley Gate no Yukue) and illustrator Posuka Demizu will launch the Yakusoku no Neverland manga (pictured below) in the 35th issue on August 1. The first chapter will have an opening color page and will be 54 pages long. The manga will center on children who live in an orphanage, and the destiny that awaits them. Shirai and Demizu previously collaborated on the "Popy no Negai" one-shot in Shonen Jump+ in February.

The second series is Ryōhei Yamamoto Love Rush! manga (pictured below), which will premiere in the 38th issue on August 22. Yamamoto previously serialized the E-ROBOT series in Weekly Shonen Jump from November 2014 to February 2015. Viz Media published the first three chapters of the series in English.

The third series is Tomohiro Yagi's Red Sprite manga (pictured below), which will premiere in the 39th issue on August 29. Yagi previously published the three-volume Iron Knight manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2013-2014, and previously published Red Sprite as a one-shot in the Jump NEXT! magazine in 2015.

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