Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku Manga Resumes After 2 Years With New Arc About Trump
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hideki Ohwada resumed his Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku (Reform Without Wasted Draws or The Legend of Koizumi) manga in the September issue of Takeshobo's Kindai Mahjong magazine on August 12 after a two-year hiatus.
The magazine's story teaser describes the new arc as centering on a famous girl who will save Japan from a crisis. The girl will face the "tyrant Trump" from a "certain northern country."
While Ohwada had intended to launch a new arc for the manga in the fall of 2015 after ending the manga's "Senkaku Islands Arc" in August of that year. The manga instead went on hiatus.
The political parody manga depicts modern diplomats, politicians, and heads of state in a world where international diplomacy and geopolitics are decided through high-stakes games of mahjong. The manga's protagonist is a fictionalized version of Japan's 89th Prime Minister, Junichirō Koizumi, and the title itself is a reference to his political slogan, Seiiki Naki Kaikaku (Reform Without Sanctuary). Koizumi battles foreign adversaries such as George W. Bush, Kim Jong-il, Vladimir Putin, Margaret Thatcher, and others.
Ohwada (Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Beach de Q, Dai Mahou Touge) launched the manga in the Kindai Mahjong Original magazine, and irregularly serialized it before moving the series to Kindai Mahjong and serializing the series bimonthly. Takeshobo published the manga's 16th compiled book volume in October 2015.
The manga has inspired a three-episode video anime series. The first episode began streaming on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga in December 2009. The last two episodes were released on DVD in February 2010.
Ohwada launched the Shippū no Hayato Shotoku Baizō Densetsu!! (Gale-Force Hayato Income-Doubling Legend!!) manga in Kodansha's Weekly Morning magazine in January 2016, but it was abruptly ended in June.