To Love-Ru Manga Artist Kentaro Yabuki to Launch New Project
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The December issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine is revealing on Saturday that artist Kentaro Yabuki (To Love-Ru -Trouble-, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness, Black Cat, Mayoi Neko Overrun!) will launch a new project. Jump SQ. will publish more details in the January issue, which ships on December 4. The announcement in the December issue features an image of a seated young man surrounded by eight naked young women.
Yabuki revealed in the 18th and final volume of the To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga (pictured at right) in April that he thinks his next work will not be related to To Love-Ru.
To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga writer Saki Hasemi commented in the same volume that while any future developments haven't yet been decided, the 18th volume was "not the final chapter" of To Love-Ru.
The To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga ended on March 4, although Shueisha published two bonus spinoff chapters in the May and June issues of Jump SQ. The manga is a sequel of the first To Love-Ru -Trouble- series, and it launched in Jump SQ. in 2010. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing both manga in English.
Yabuki also wrote and drew the Black Cat manga, which inspired a television anime adaptation in 2005-2006. Viz Media released the original manga in English. He also drew the manga adaptation of Tomohiro Matsu's Mayoi Neko Overrun! light novel series, but the manga ceased publication suddenly in 2011.