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Shogakukan's Hibana Magazine Ends Publication After 2 Years

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Magazine launched to replace Monthly Ikki in 2015

The August issue of Shogakukan's Hibana magazine announced on Friday that the magazine will end with the next issue on August 7. the Hibana Rookie Awards also ended with the seventh installment in the August issue. The final September issue will publish information about the future of the series that the magazine currently publishes.

The current issue features Yuhki Kamatani's Shimanami Tasogare, Ayako Noda's Sennetsu, and Akiko Higashimura's Yukibana no Tora manga, as well as other series and one-shot manga.

Shogakukan launched the magazine in March 2015 as the replacement for its Monthly Ikki magazine that suspended publication in September 2014. Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro, Natsume Ono's Futagashira, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto's Rottarein, and Shunju Aono's Slapstick manga moved from Monthly Ikki and resumed publication in Hibana starting with the first issue. Yūta Nishio also launched the After Hours manga in the magazine's debut issue.

Other series the magazine has published include Daisuke Igarashi's Kyō no Ani Imōto, Kumiko Suekane's Versailles of the Dead, Oto Obana's Tsubasa-kun wa Akanukenai, Inio Asano's Yūsha-tachi, Anno Nanakamado's Eisen Flügel, and Mengo Yokoyari's Mega Heart.

The magazine is a sister publication to Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine.

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