Solanin Manga Gets Epilogue Chapter 11 Years Later

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New chapter will be set in 2017 showing Meki, Kao, Billy, Ai

Shogakukan revealed on Friday that its new edition release of Inio Asano's Solanin manga will contain a new epilogue chapter labeled "chapter 29," 11 years after the manga concluded in 2006. The new chapter will be set in 2017, and will show the lives of Meiko, Kato, Billy, and Ai. The image right shows Meiko in the new chapter.

The new A5-size edition is slated for October 30 in Japan, and will collect both volumes of the manga. The new edition will also have colored illustrations and will have over 30 new drawings. Seen below left is the tentative cover for the new edition.

Viz Media released the manga in a single collected book in 2008, and it describes the story:

Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment since his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the country keep sending her boxes of veggies that just rot in the fridge. Straddling the line between her years as a student and the rest of her life, Meiko struggles with the feeling that she's just not cut out to be a part of the real world.

Asano serialized the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday magazine from 2005 to 2006. The series inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2010.

Aside from Solanin, Viz Media also published Asano's What a wonderful world! manga, and is publishing the Goodnight Punpun manga. The company released the seventh and final omnibus volume of Goodnight Punpun on September 19. Fantagraphics Books published Asano's horror manga Nijigahara Holograph in 2014, and Vertical Comics published Asano's A Girl on the Shore manga in January 2016.

Asano's Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction manga is ongoing, although it is currently on hiatus. The manga has been on hiatus several times since July 2014. Viz Media licensed the manga.

Asano ended the Reiraku (Downfall) manga on July 28.

Source: Comic Natalie

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