King no Manga Michi Manga Spinoff of The Seven Deadly Sins Moves to Magazine Pocket

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Kodansha's Magazine Special ceased publication with February issue on Friday

The February issue of Kodansha's Magazine Special, the magazine's last issue, revealed on Friday that Masataka Ono's Nanatsu no Taizai King no Manga Michi (The Seven Deadly Sins - King's Road to Manga) comedy spinoff manga will move to Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga app beginning on February 1.

The four-panel manga is a spinoff of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai), and depicts King aspiring to be a manga creator. In the story, King wants to work as an assistant under professional manga creator Meliodas, and knocks on his door, but the one that answers the door is the editor — the pig Hawk.

Ono launched the manga in Magazine Special last February. Kodansha published the manga's first volume (seen right) in August.

Suzuki launched the original manga in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2012, and Kodansha will publish the 25th compiled book volume on March 17. Kodansha Comics published the first English volume in 2014, and the 18th volume shipped on Tuesday.

Crunchyroll is posting new chapters of the manga online as they appear in Japan. The manga was recently went on hiatus starting in December, but resumed on Wednesday.

Suzuki drew two spinoff manga for The Seven Deadly Sins in February 2015: Naku na, Tomo yo (Don't Cry, My Friend) and Gilthunder no Shinjitsu (Gilthunder's Truth). Chiemi Sakamoto debuted the Nanatsu no Taizai Production (The Seven Deadly Sins Production) comedy spinoff manga in November 2015, and Jūichi Kugi's Mayoe! Nanatsu no Taizai Gakuen! comedy spinoff manga ran from 2014 to November 2016. A manga adapting Mamoru Iwasa's Nanatsu no Taizai: Seven Days novel began on Tuesday in Shonen Magazine Edge. The series also had a crossover chapter with Fairy Tail in 2013.

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