Resident Evil: heavenly island's Naoki Serizawa Launches New Manga Series on April 28

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series centers on female sports doctor

The official Twitter account for the Nihon Bungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine revealed on Thursday that the manga's next issue (issue #2562) on April 28 will launch Naoki Serizawa's new manga series Sports Doctor "MAMA" (Mama wa Sports Doctor).

The manga will center on a "goddess" who can make any athlete smile and change despair into hope. During the day she works as a sports doctor, and at night she works as an owner of a snack shop. She can make anyone who is facing difficulties feel refreshed through her song.

The serialization will mark Serizawa's first time being published in Weekly Manga Goraku. The manga will adorn the new issue's cover, and the first chapter will have 70 pages.

Serizawa launched the Biohazard: heavenly island manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion in January 2015, and he ended the series on February 2. Serizawa also recently ended the Billion Dogs manga with author Muneyuki Kaneshiro. The fourth and final volume shipped in Japan on February 9. DeNA's Manga Box app published the manga in both Japanese and English.

Serizawa had said in May that he wanted to start a new manga series in late 2016 or in early 2017.

Serizawa's earlier Biohazard: Marhawa Desire manga launched with a prologue chapter in the inaugural issue of CAPCOM's CapBom! magazine in 2011, and the series ended in 2013. Viz Media published the five-volume manga in North America under the title Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire.

Serizawa's Saru Lock manga inspired a live-action television series in 2009.

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