GetBacker's Yuya Aoki, Knight in the Area's Kaya Tsukiyama Pen 2-Chapter Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"Living Iron" manga will run over next 2 weeks

This year's 47th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that writer Yuya Aoki (GetBackers) and illustrator Kaya Tsukiyama (The Knight in the Area) will launch a two-chapter manga titled "Living Iron" in the magazine's next two issues over the next two weeks. The first chapter will have a color opening page and will have 42 pages.

Tsukiyama posted a preview scan of the manga from the 47th issue on Twitter on Wednesday.

Aoki (under the pseudonym Hiroaki Igano) and Tsukiyama previously collaborated on the The Knight in the Area soccer manga, which launched in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006, and ended on March 29. Kodansha published the manga's 57th and final compiled book volume on May 27. The spinoff manga Area no Kishi Bangai-hen: Enokō Early Days about the high school days of Coach Iwaki debuted in 2007, and Kodansha's Manga Box app released the series. The original manga also inspired a four-panel gag comedy manga.

A television anime adaptation premiered in 2012, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

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