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Zettai Karen Children Manga Returns on August 23

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga enters "final arc" with 2nd half of high school student arc

This year's combined 37th and 38th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Takashi Shiina's Zettai Karen Children manga will return in the magazine's 39th issue on August 23. The issue is also stating that the manga will again enter its final arc with the second half of the high school student arc.

The series went on hiatus after the first half of the "high school student arc" ended in the magazine's 20th issue on April 12. Shiina had said in April that the manga would return this summer.

Shiina had launched the high school arc as the final arc of the manga in August 2014. Shogakukan published the manga's 48th volume on March 17, and will publish the 49th volume (pictured at right) on August 18.

The story of the manga follows a unique special-operations unit consisting of Kaoru Akashi, Aoi Nogami, and Shiho Sannomiya — three ten-year-old girls with paranormal powers — and Kōichi Minamoto, the hapless lieutenant who must supervise/babysit them. The manga later focused on the girls in middle school, and the dark premonition that has been made about their futures.

Shiina's sci-fi comedy series began in Shonen Sunday in 2005, and received a 52-episode television anime series in 2008, as well as a 2010 original video anime adaptation. Sentai Filmworks released the series in North America in 2012 under the name Psychic Squad. A spin-off anime focusing on the series antagonist Kyōsuke Hyōbu titled The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke aired in 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the series, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in 2015.

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