Hikaru Nakamura Resumes Black Night Parade Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched last November, 1st volume shipped last December

This year's combined 36th and 37th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Hikaru Nakamura (Saint Young Men, Arakawa Under the Bridge) will resume her Black Night Parade manga in the 38th issue on August 17. The manga had been on hiatus. The official Twitter account for the series noted that Shueisha published the manga's seventh chapter on December 8.

The manga is Nakamura's first new manga series in 10 years, and her first series with Shueisha. The manga tells a story about accepting an offer from a dark Santa to join an exploitative corporation.

Nakamura launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump last November. Shueisha published the manga's first compiled book volume last December. The manga also runs in nine other publications, including Shonen Jump+,, Line Manga, pixiv Comic, Niconico Seiga, and more.

Nakamura is currently drawing the Saint Young Men manga series, which started in 2006. The story follows the everyday lives of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, who are roommates living in an apartment in Tokyo. A two-volume original anime DVD project produced by A-1 Pictures shipped in 2012 and 2013, and the manga also inspired an animated film in 2013. The manga is getting a live-action adaptation.

Nakamura's previous work includes Arakawa Under the Bridge, which ran from December 2004 to July 2015. The manga series has spanned 14 volumes and inspired two television anime series, a live-action television series, and a live-action film. Vertical licensed the manga and will begin releasing it in omnibus volumes in November.

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