Deathtopia, Kami-sama no Joker Manga to End on November 22
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 23rd issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yoshinobu Yamada will end his Deathtopia manga, and Mizu Sahara and Michiharu Kusunoki will end their Kami-sama no Joker manga in the magazine's 24th issue on November 22.
The Deathtopia manga centers on Kō Fujimura, a boy whose everyday life is suddenly upturned by a traffic accident. Surgery saves him, and he manages to avoid losing sight in both eyes. But some strange power now resides in his eyes. At the same time, a serial killer who collects eyes is now after Kō, but a mysterious group of girls are chasing this same serial killer.
Yamada launched the manga in April 2014. Kodansha published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on July 22.
The Kami-sama no Joker manga centers on Kiwa Ogata, an ordinary male college student. He is not good at finding jobs, and his older girlfriend Mahiro constantly scolds him for it. However, he has one secret that he has never told anyone: that he can grant any wish, although the power exacts an untold price. When he ends up talking to Mahiro about this power, the course of their lives slowly becomes more and more twisted.
Sahara and Kuzunoki launched the manga in 2015. Kodansha published the manga's second compiled book volume on June 23.
Sahara adapted Makoto Shinkai's The Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days into manga. Tokyopop released the former in North America in 2006. Sahara's My Girl manga inspired a live-action television series in 2009. Sahara also drew the Same Cell Organism, The Day I Become a Butterfly, Himeyuka & Rozione's Story, and Tengu-Jin manga under the name Sumomo Yumeka. Digital Manga Publishing released the Same Cell Organism and The Day I Become a Butterfly boys-love manga in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Aurora Publishing, Inc. released Tengu-Jin in 2009, while Yen Press released Himeyuka & Rozione's Story in 2010.
Kusonoki created the Wangan Midnight manga, which has inspired a television anime, a live-action film, a series of arcade video games, and the Wangan Midnight C1 Runner sequel manga. Kusunoki's other works include Eight, and Aitsu to Lullaby, the latter of which was adapted into an anime film and live-action movie. Kusonoku also wrote the Shakotan Boogie, manga which inspired a four-episode OAV. Kusonoki launched the Ginkai no Speed Star manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits manga in August 2014, which is described as "the final stage" to Wangan Midnight. Kusonoki ended the manga in 2015.