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Elex Media Licenses Oni o Kau, Fukigen na Mononokean, Card Master Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st volumes of all 3 manga slated for June 21

Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo announced on Friday that it has licensed Keito Yoshikawa's Oni o Kau (Raise the Demon), Kiri Wazawa's Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean), and Hana Yakō and Gin Tokiwa's Card Master manga. The company will ship the first volume of all three manga on June 21.

Yoshikawa's Oni o Kau manga is set during the early Showa era, centering on a strange shop in Tokyo named "The Four Heavenly Kings Wildlife Shop," which handles bizarre creatures, and sells them to customers as pets.

Yoshikawa launched the manga in Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine in October 2014. Shonengahosha published the manga's second compiled book volume on January 30.

Wazawa's Fukigen na Mononokean manga centers on Hanae Ashiya, a person haunted by a yokai, or supernatural spirit. Desperate for help, he finds the contact information of one yokai exorcist called the "Mononokean," a "mononoke guide" who exorcises spirits by guiding them from our world to theirs. The "Mononokean" himself is a broody and short-tempered man named Haruitsuki Abeno. As payment for his services, Abeno enlists Ashiya as his assistant.

Wazawa launched the manga on Square Enix's Gangan Online web manga site in 2013. Square Enix published the manga's eighth compiled book volume on March 22. The manga inspired a television anime adaptation last June.

Yakō and Tokiwa's Card Master manga centers on Keith and Alex — a pair of "Card Masters," immortal beings able to use the spirit of the Tarot. The pair travel together in search of Books of Spirits scattered all around the world, and encounter other mysterious events that arise from some form of Tarot spirit.

Yakō and Tokiwa launched the manga in Media Factory's Comic Cyutt digital magazine in 2010, and then re-launched the manga in Comic Gene in 2011, ending it in 2013. Media Factory published one compiled book volume for the manga's first version, and then three volumes for the manga's re-launched version.

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