Gempak Starz Licenses Dusta!, Kampus Puaka Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Saki Fumikura, Chūmaru Yoshida launch in May

Malaysian published Gempak Starz announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Saki Fumikura's Fake - Hime to Ōji no Himegoto and Chūmaru Yoshida's Haunted Campus manga. The company will release all volumes of both manga in May under the title Dusta! -Rahsia Putera & Puteri and Kampus Puaka, respectively.

The Fake - Hime to Ōji no Himegoto manga centers on Serina, who is actually beautiful, but deliberately hides it behind glasses and pigtails in order to not stand out and live a peaceful life. However, the school's most popular guy Kirino, otherwise known as the handsome "Prince," finds out her secret. Kirino tells her that her being fake is alright, as he also holds a secret: his princely attitude is a front to hide his teasing nature. With their secrets known to each other, a strange relationship begins.

Fumikura published the manga in Shogakukan's Betsucomi magazine in 2013. Shogakukan published the manga's one compiled book volume in May 2013.

Gempak Starz describes the Kampus Puaka manga:

Shinji Yagami is a college student who can see ghosts, but is a coward at heart. Despite this, he joins the Occult Research Society because of Koyomi, a pretty girl who was his junior and unrequited crush during high school. One day, all the students in a class are shocked to find the image of a woman appearing on the walls.

Yoshida's manga adapts Riu Kushiki's Haunted Campus mystery novels. The manga launched on Kadokawa's ComicWalker site in 2014, and ended in 2015. Kadokawa published two compiled book volumes for the manga. Chizu Hashii published a separate three-volume manga adaptation in Asahi Shimbun Publications' Nemuki+ magazine from 2014 to 2016. The original novels began in 2012, and Kadokawa published the 11th volume on March 25.

The novels also inspired a live-action film adaptation that opened in Japan last July.

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