Beet the Vandel Buster Manga's 'Baron Arc' Ends on October 14

posted on by Justin Piselli
Manga's 1st new volume in 10 years listed for release on November 4

The official website for Shueisha's Jump SQ. Crown magazine has revealed that Riku Sanjō and Kōji Inada's Beet the Vandel Buster manga will end its Baron Arc in the autumn issue, which ships on October 14. The issue will feature a center color page for the manga.

Amazon is also currently listing that Shueisha will release the manga's 13th volume on November 4. Shueisha had published the manga's 12th volume in Japan in September 2006.

Storywriter Sanjo and illustrator Inada (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken duo) resumed the manga in April after a nearly 10-year hiatus.

The duo published the series in the now-defunct Monthly Shonen Jump magazine from 2002-2006. Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru is credited with design cooperation for the series. Viz Media published the 12 volumes in English between 2004-2007, and it describes the manga as follows:

The Vandel Busters are a roving band of certified monster destroyers. Beet's biggest ambition in life is to become a Buster, but what can you say about a monster hunter who can barely stand the pain when he receives the mystical brand of a "Level 1 Vandel Buster"?

Still, Beet is ready for action, and when a nearby town is invaded by deons, he rushes to help--without a clue as to how to trounce even a single member of the rampaging horde. But not knowing how formidable the Vandels are might work to his advantage because he doesn't know enough to be scared! Beet is about to learn that being a hero mayy be more than he bargained for...

The manga inspired a 52-episode TV anime series of the same name in 2004-2005, as well as the 25-episode Beet the Vandel Buster Excellion television anime series in 2005-2006. Illumitoon Entertainment released part of the first series on DVD in 2007.

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