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Gurren Lagann Kessen! Otoko-gumi Hen, Tenimuho Manga Nearing End

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Gurren Lagann manga is 3rd adaptation of drama CD series

The June issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's magazine revealed on Monday that Kazuki Nakashima and Saki Nonoyama's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Kessen! Otoko-gumi Hen (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Decisive Battle: We're Team Men!) manga, and Gibon and Yūji Takemura's Tenimuho -Mushibo Benkei manga will reach their conclusion in the magazine's next issue, which ships on June 1.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Kessen! Otoko-gumi Hen is the third and final work in the Otoko spinoff drama CD series of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann franchise. In the manga and CD drama, Kamina and Simon's hearts are drifting farther apart because of the mystery surrounding the sold-out yakisoba bread at the store at the Dai-Gurren Academy. A small tear in their bonds will before long blow up into a huge issue.

Nonoyama launched the manga in Monthly Hero's in June 2015. Shogakukan published the manga's third compiled book volume on February 3.

Nonoyama has already adapted the other two Otoko drama CD stories into manga. Nonoyama launched the one-volume Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Otoko Ippiki-hen (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lone Man) manga in Monthly Hero's in August 2013. The story takes the cast of Gainax's robot anime and puts them in modern-day Japan. The series follows the adventures of Kamina and other characters who attend Dai-Gurren Academy.

Nonoyama then launched the three-volume Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Otoko Doahō!-hen (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Total Idiot Man!) manga in December 2013 and ended the series in April 2015. The manga re-imagines the characters of the anime as baseball players at Dai-Gurren Academy, and they meet a mysterious old man over a bowl of ramen with roast pork.

Tenimuho -Musashibo Benkei centers on Japanese historical figure Musashibō Benkei. Set during the Heian era, Benkei is a warrior monk living with the Buddhist sect commanded by Honen of Mount Hiei. At some point, he grows restless from the great power in him that remains unused. One day, Honen takes Benkei and the monks with him to descend the mountain, and Benkei finds his reason for living.

Gibon and Takemura launched the manga in Monthly Hero's in 2013, and Shogakukan published the manga's eighth compiled book volume on February 3.

Takemura's Gifū Dōdō!! Naoe Kanetsugu -Maeda Keiji Tsuki-gatari inspired a television anime adaptation in 2013.


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