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K Franchise Gets New 1-Shot Manga About Yata, Fushimi

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga set after anime's main story debuts in September

The September issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge revealed on Thursday that GoRA and GoHands' K franchise will get a new one-shot manga titled K Kōen nite (K in the Park) in the magazine's next issue in September. The story, based on a drama CD that bundled with a K: Return of Kings Blu-ray Disc and DVD at Animate stores, will center on Yata and Fushimi after the anime's main story. Yasuyuki Torikai (Shinyaku Märchen) is drawing the manga.

Tatsuki Miyazawa and Tōru Kawai published a one-shot manga for the Idol K spinoff manga in the same issue. While Miyazawa drew the original manga, Torikai drew the art.

The original 13-episode K television anime series aired in Japan starting in October 2012. The anime inspired the K: Missing Kings sequel film in July 2014, and then the 13-episode K: Return of Kings television anime series premiered in October 2015.

Viz Media licensed the original K anime series, K: Missing Kings, and K: Return of Kings. Hulu and Neon Alley streamed the first K anime series and the K: Return of Kings sequel series.

The anime is getting an upcoming theatrical anime project titled K: Seven Stories that will open in theaters "sequentially" starting in summer 2018. The installments are based on manga, novels, and other spinoffs for the franchise.

The franchise has also inspired novels, stage plays, CDs, and manga. The K: Missing Kings film is inspiring the franchise's fourth stage play adaptation that will debut in October. The first stage play, titled Butai K, ran in Tokyo from August through October 2014. The second play, titled K Dai-ni-Shō: Arousal of King, ran in Tokyo and Osaka in August 2015. The third play, K―Lost Small World―, ran in Tokyo in July 2016.

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