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Shinjirō's Taboo Tattoo Manga Ends in June

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series debuted in 2009, inspired TV anime last year

Manga creator Shinjirō revealed on Twitter on Wednesday that his Taboo Tattoo manga will end in the August issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine on June 27. The manga's 12th compiled book volume announced in September that the 13th volume will be the last.

Shinjirō launched the manga in Comic Alive in November 2009. Yen Press published the sixth volume in North America on April 18, and it describes the story:

By all accounts, middle schooler Seigi is pretty unremarkable except for his martial arts prowess and a desire to protect the weak. But when his good intentions are put to the test by saving an old homeless man from some street thugs, the mysterious man shows his gratitude by...burning a tattoo onto Seigi's palm?!

It turns out, the tattoo is a powerful secret weapon that everyone--including a formidable girl with a tattoo of her own--is after. With his life on the line and his martial arts skills alone no match against super-powered foes, will Seigi be able to unlock the latent potential of his tattoo and live to fight another day?!

The manga inspired a 12-episode anime adaptation that premiered in July and ended in September. Takashi Watanabe directed the series at J.C. Staff.

Shinjirō ended his manga adaptation of Gen Urobuchi and Type-Moon's Fate/Zero light novel series on Tuesday. The series will receive an extra chapter in June. Kadokawa published the 13th compiled volume in Japan in December, and Dark Horse Comics will publish the fifth volume in North America in June.

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