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Patlabor/Birdy's Masami Yuuki Ends Disu x Komi Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about brother, sister working on boys-love manga in secret launched in 2013

The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Spirits magazine revealed on Wednesday that Mobile Police Patlabor manga creator Masami Yuuki's Disu x Komi (Discommunication) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on October 27. Minoru Takeyoshi's Hengoku no Schwester (Eine Schwester im Limbus) manga will also end in the same issue.

Disu x Komi is a comedy that follows aspiring manga artist and high school student Kaoru Watase, and her older college student brother Gentarō Watase. The story begins when Kaoru's work wins the Rookie of the Year award for a one-shot boys-love manga. Although she is initially happy, Kaoru finds out that it was not a manga that she drew. When she takes the award anyway, she finds out that Gentarō drew the manga and used her name as a pen name (since Kaoru herself uses a pen name). The manga ends up being picked up for serialization, and the siblings have to work together to develop the manga into a full story while not getting found out.

Yuuki launched the manga in 2013 in Monthly Spirits, where it runs irregularly. Shogakukan published the manga's second compiled book volume on January 30. At the time of its launch, Disu x Komi was Yuuki's first entirely new series in 10 years, although he later launched the Hakubo no Chronicle manga (his first weekly series in 10 years), and ended it on May 29.

Yuuki's Tetsuwan Birdy Evolution (Birdy the Mighty Evolution) series ran from 2008 to 2012 in Weekly Big Comic Spirits. The series is a sequel to his Tetsuwan Birdy (Birdy the Mighty) manga remake that ran in Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday and Big Comic Spirits magazines. The manga versions of Birdy the Mighty have not been released in North America, but Central Park Media and Funimation released the various anime adaptations, and Viz Media released some of Yuuki's Mobile Police Patlabor manga.

Yuuki is also the concept creator for Tetsuro Kasahara's Atom The Beginning manga.

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