Yukinobu Hoshino's Rainman Manga Ends Serialization This Month

posted on by Alex Mateo
7th and final volume ships on February 23

This year's second issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yukinobu Hoshino's Rainman supernatural manga will end in the next issue on January 25. The manga's seventh and final compiled book volume ships on February 23.

Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine teased the manga's plot:

Taki Amamiya is notified of the sudden suicide of his twin that he never even knew existed. But to Taki, who works reluctantly at the Parapsychology Research Institute, it was only the prelude to a more shocking chain of events. After following the recommendation from police to investigate the matter more in depth, they found a surprising fact: Taki has no brain.

Hoshino launched the manga in Big Comic in May 2015, delayed from its original March 2015 launch date. Shogakukan shipped the sixth compiled book volume on October 30.

Hoshino also created the 2001 Nights science fiction manga series, which he originally serialized in Futabasha's Monthly Super Action magazine in 1984-1986. Viz Media released the three-volume manga in North America. The manga was adapted into an original video anime (OVA) of the same name in 1987, and another OVA titled TO (2001 Nights) in 2009. Funimation licensed and released the 2009 OVA in North America in June 2011 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD and again on DVD in July 2015. UK distributor Manga Entertainment released the OVA in the United Kingdom on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in August 2011.

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