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Naked Ape Launches New Manga in ARIA Magazine in May

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Story centers on estate management company that handles lingering souls

The June issue of Kodansha's ARIA magazine announced on Friday that manga creator duo naked ape will launch a new manga tentatively titled Tsutsuji Mori Clean Service -Ihin Seiri Shimatsu Roku- (Tsutsuji Forest Clean Service -Estate Liquidation Management Chronicle-) in the magazine's July issue on May 27. naked ape member Otoh Saki posted preview images from the new manga on Twitter on Friday.

The manga centers on Fūsuke, a young man who works for an exploitative black company and is constantly chased by debt collectors. He attempts suicide, but is saved by Hanaichi Tsutsujimori, a man who runs an estate liquidation company. To pay off his debt, Fūsuke starts working at the company, but soon finds out that his job involves taking care of the lingering thoughts and souls of the recently departed.

naked ape is made up of Otoh Saki and Tomomi Nakamura. The pair ended their Halcyon manga in February 2016. The pair's most recent manga is an adaptation of Edogawa Ranpo's Kotō no Oni (The Demon of the Lonely Isle) novel, which launched in ARIA in January 2016 and concluded in January. Kodansha published the manga's third and final volume on April 7.

Viz Media published 13 volumes of naked ape's Switch manga from its original 2002-2008 run. The manga inspired a two-episode video anime series in 2008 and 2009.

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