Hantsu x Trash's Kobayashi Launches Nangoku Sodachi Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The November issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine revealed on October 20 that Hiyoko Kobayashi is launching a manga adaptation of Olympia and Heiwa's Nangoku Sodachi pachi-slot game (game visual pictured at right). Renji Hoshi is also launching a separate manga adaptation.
In addition, Shigemitsu Harada will launch a new manga titled Megami no Sprinter in the magazine. Harada will write the story, while Karochi will draw the art. Harada's Ippatsu Kiki Musume manga previously inspired a television anime in 1999, while his Yuria Hyaku-shiki manga inspired a live-action video in 2009.
Kobayashi launched his Hantsu x Trash manga in Monthly Young Magazine in July 2012. Kodansha published the manga's 12th compiled book volume on May 1.
The limited editions of the manga's eighth, 10th, and 11th volumes all bundled OADs when they shipped in October 2015, June 2016, and November 2016, respectively. His earlier manga, Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei (My Wife is a High School Girl), inspired an anime in 2005.
Nangoku Sodachi previously inspired a manga by Komusō, which ran in Monthly Young Magazine in 2012. Kodansha published one volume of the manga. The manga remained unfinished due to the author's death on July 22.
Heiwa's Sengoku Otome pachi-slot game franchise previously inspired the Battle Girls - Time Paradox television anime in 2011. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan and Sentai Filmworks released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2013.