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Coppelion's Tomonori Inoue to Launch Candy & Cigarettes Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"Immoral crime action" manga stars elementary school girl, old man

The first 2017 issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd announced on Tuesday that manga creator Tomonori Inoue will launch a new manga titled Candy & Cigarettes in the February issue on January 6. The magazine describes the manga as an "immoral crime action" story starring an elementary school girl and an old man. The man is described as someone past retirement age who takes a new high-paying job that demands secrecy and has no guarantee of his survival.

The official Twitter account for the Interviews with Monster Girls/Demi-chan wa Kataritai anime (Petos' original manga also runs in Young Magazine the 3rd) posted the cover image on Thursday of the February issue of Young Magazine the 3rd, which features a preview image for the new manga.

Inoue launched the Coppelion manga in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in 2008, before it moved to Monthly Young Magazine in 2012. Inoue ended the manga in the magazine in February, although he had drawn the last chapter in a live seminar in November 2015. Kodansha published the manga's 26th and final compiled book volume (seen right) on April 6. Crunchyroll published the manga digitally in English on its online platform, and Kodansha Comics is releasing the volumes digitally.

The science-fiction military action series' television anime adaptation premiered in 2013. Weekly Young Magazine announced a Coppelion television anime in 2010, but the plans were put on hold after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Viz Media streamed the anime as it aired in Japan and later streamed the series with an English dub. The distributor released the complete series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America in February 2015.

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