All-Female Sakigake!! Otoko Juku Spinoff Manga Ends
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Michi Saitō published the final chapter of Otokojuku Gaiden: Kurenai!! Onna Juku, the all-female spinoff of Akira Miyashita's Sakigake!! Otoko Juku manga, on Wednesday.
The manga is set thirty years after World War III, after Japan has suffered immense damage from a dangerous weapon known as a "Man Bomb" that affected nearly all Japanese men and rendered them unable to fight, with other men giving their lives for their country. Heihachi Edajima, an Otoko Juku veteran and survivor of the Man Bomb, starts up a new facility known as Onna Juku, a tough combat training facility. He begins training several Japanese women to fight for their country.
The manga follows Momoko Tsurugi, a descendant of former protagonist Momotaro Tsurugi, who recently enrolls in Onna Juku. As spirited and tenacious as her ancestor, Momoko's catchphrase is "As a woman, I ain't dying! I, Momoko Tsurugi, will show you my burning youth!"
Saitō launched the manga on Nihon Bungeisha's Goraku Egg web manga site in January 2015. Nihon Bungeisha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on April 19.
Miyashita's original Sakigake!! Otoko Juku manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1985 to 1991. The manga inspired a television anime and film in 1988, as well as numerous spinoff manga, including the Akatsuki!! Otoko Juku - Seinen yo, Taishi o Idake sequel manga. The series also inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2008.