Yuri Shibamura, Temari Matsumoto End World Ninja Record Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series about American ninja, high school girl launched in 2015

The 52nd issue of Kadokawa's B's-Log Comic magazine published the final chapter of Yuri Shibamura and Temari Matsumoto's Sekai Ninja Taikai Kiroku (World Ninja Record) manga on Friday.

The "ninja meets girl" comedy follows Tatsuko Yaezaka, a high school student who is ordinary except for the fact that she lives at her family's shrine. She meets the handsome and mysterious Sasuke, a ninja from the United States.

Shibamura and Matsumoto launched the series in the same magazine in May 2015. Kadokawa published the first compiled volume in February 2016.

Matsumoto previously drew the art for Tomo Takabayashi's Maru-Ma novels and their manga adaptation Kyo Kara Maoh!. The manga ran from 2005-2016. Tokyopop previously published seven volumes of the manga before it closed its North American publishing division. The series also spawned a 78-episode television anime in 2004. Geneon Entertainment Inc. licensed the anime, and released it until it ceased all business in North America. Funimation rescued the license and distributed the anime once again in North America, although the company's license for the series expired in 2011.

Shibamura is also writing the story for Marginal Operation in Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine with illustrator Daisuke Kimura.

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