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Elex Media Licenses Detective Akechi, Madoka: Rebellion Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Uchi no Maō Kamimasen yo, Seikan Bridge also licensed, slated for January 17

Indonesian publisher Elex Media announced on Thursday that it has licensed Yuki Satō's Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo, Otō-san's Uchi no Maō Kamimasen yo (Our Demon Lord Doesn't Bite), Hanokage's Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion-, and Kyukkyupon's Seikan Bridge (Interstellar Bridge) manga. The first volumes of all four manga are slated for January 17.

The Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo manga is a spinoff of Fumiya Sato and Seimaru Amagi's Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R manga, which is itself a sequel to their earlier Kindaichi Case Files manga. Yuki Satō's manga also serves as a sequel to Fumiya Sato and Amagi's Akechi Keishi no Yūganaru Jikenbo manga spinoff. Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo focuses on the character Kengo Akechi, an intelligent and elite police detective, and his partner, the rookie detective Ryūtarō Kobayashi. Together, they solve criminal investigations that come their way.

Sato launched the manga in Magazine Special in May 2014, and ended the manga in August 2016. Kodansha published the manga's fifth and final compiled book volume in November 2016.

The Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R manga ended on October 18, but Amagi and Sato will launch a new manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine on January 23 that will feature the main character as an adult. Elex Media is releasing the Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R manga, and it shipped the manga's 11th volume on December 6.

Like the original manga, the Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R manga inspired a television anime. The anime's first season premiered in Japan in April 2014, and the second season premiered in Japan in October 2015, and ended in March 2016. Animax Asia premiered the first season in March 2016, and premiered the second season in May 2016.

Uchi no Maō Kamimasen yo centers on a demon lord who lives as a pet of a certain family, and the boy that he calls his master. The demon lord sometimes plays catch with the boy, or scares the neighboring champion of justice, or steals and eats the boy's ice cream.

Otō-san launched the manga on Square Enix's Gangan Online website in July 2014, and ended it in November 2015. Square Enix published the manga's fourth and final compiled book volume in January 2016.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion- adapts the film of the same name. The film is set after the story of the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime, and focuses on the character Homura in the new reality that Madoka forged with her sacrifice. In this new world, familiar characters return, but the cruel system that led to the cycle of magical girls turning into witches has been removed. With Homura the only person aware of the change in reality, she dares to rebel against Madoka's final wish in a bid to return her, all for the sake of her love for Madoka.

The manga launched in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine in November 2013, and ended in January 2014. Houbunsha published three compiled book volumes for the series. Hanokage also drew the manga adaptation of the original television series, as well as the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Majū-hen manga. Elex Media published the Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story manga.

The Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion film debuted in Japan in October 2013.

Seikan Bridge is set in Shanghai during the early Showa era years, only 300 days before the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War that would directly precede Japan's greater involvement in the Second World War. A Japanese girl named Haru crosses the sea to live in Shanghai, and meets a Chinese boy there whom she gets to know. Both know nothing of war, and their life exists in the tiny gap between the Japanese and Chinese in the city.

Kyukkyupon launched the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine in March 2016. Shogakukan published the manga's second compiled book volume on March 10.

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