'The File of Young Kindaichi Returns' Manga Returns With New Arc in December

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga went on hiatus in September after "Shirohebi Kura Satsujin Jiken" arc

This year's 53rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Sato's Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R (The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) manga is returning in the magazine's first 2017 issue on December 12. It will introduce a new arc titled "Seiren-tō Satsujin Jiken" (The Seiren Island Murder Case).

The manga had entered a hiatus on September 7 after completing its "Shirohebi Kura Satsujin Jiken" arc, which started on June 15, right after the manga came out of another hiatus earlier this year.

The story centers around a high school boy named Hajime Kindaichi who usually seems dull — but when there is a case, he demonstrates remarkable deductive skills inherited from his famous detective grandfather.

The manga is a sequel to Yōzaburō Kanari and Fumiya Sato's original Kindaichi Case Files manga. Amagi and Sato launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2012. Kodansha published the manga's eleventh compiled book volume on November 17.

The sequel manga inspired a television anime. The anime's first season premiered in Japan in April 2014, and the second season premiered in Japan in October 2015, and ended in March. Crunchyroll streamed the first and second seasons as they aired in Japan.

The original manga is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year.

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