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Gantz' Hiroya Oku, I am a Hero's Kengo Hanazawa Launch New Manga

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Oku's GIGANT manga featuring "boy meets girl" story launches on December 8

This year's 23rd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine revealed on Friday that Hiroya Oku (Gantz, Inuyashiki) and Kengo Hanazawa (I am a Hero) will each launch a new manga series in the magazine.

Oku will launch the GIGANT manga (pictured far right in above image) in the magazine's first 2018 issue on December 8. The magazine describes the series as a "boy meets girl" manga.

Shogakukan will reveal the title and premiere date of Hanazawa's new manga (pictured far left in above image) at a later date.

Haito Torishima will launch the Kono Koi wa Tsumi nano ka!? manga in the magazine's 2018 third issue on January 12. Aki Yamamoto (Humanitas) will launch the Kenja no Gakusha (The Sage's School Building) manga in the magazine's fourth 2018 issue, which will ship on January 26.

Yugo Ishikawa (Sprite, Wonderland, Yoiko, Fighting Beauty Wulong) will also launch a new historical manga titled BABEL in the second 2018 issue, which will ship on December 22.

Oku ended his Inuyashiki manga series in its 10th volume on September 22. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in North America in print, and Crunchyroll released the series digitally. The manga's anime adaptation premiered on October 12. The series is streaming on Amazon's Anime Strike service.

Shinsuke Satō, the director for the live-action film of Oku's Gantz manga, as well as its Gantz II: Perfect Answer sequel film, is directing a live-action Inuyashiki film for release next year. Gantz also inspired a television anime adaptation and two spinoff manga. Dark Horse Comics released the Gantz manga in North America.

Hanazawa launched I am a Hero in 2009, and ended the series earlier this year with 22 volumes. The manga inspired two spinoff series. A live-action film adaptation opened in Japan in April 2016. Dark Horse Comics is releasing the manga in North America.

Source: Comic Natalie


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