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Yoshiaki Tabata, Yūki Yogo's Ninja Slayer Manga Ends

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Vertical publishes series in English

The official Twitter account for Yoshiaki Tabata and Yūki Yogo's Ninja Slayer manga revealed on December 8 that the manga has ended. The Comic Walker website also published the final chapter digitally on December 30. The official Twitter account also revealed on Wednesday that the manga's 13th and 14th volumes will both ship on February 10 with additional pages. The Twitter account also hinted at an "important announcement" on February 7.

Vertical releases the manga, and it describes the story:

In the first volume of Ninja Slayer, the Neo Saitama of the future is a sprawling urban landscape constantly flooded by neon light. And in its shadows lurks a vast criminal world with all sorts of shady characters. Among them are the deadliest force known to humanity…NINJAS!

The manga began serializing in Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine in 2013, and it moved to Comptiq in September 2016. Kadokawa published the manga's 12th compiled book volume (seen right), titled Ninja Slayer: Stranger Stranger Than Fiction, in June 2017, and Vertical released the eighth volume, Ninja Slayer: Merry Christmas Neo Saitama, last May. Tokyo Otaku Mode published chapters from the manga's first volume online.

Kodansha Comics also publishes a separate manga adaptation of the franchise by Kōtarō Sekine titled Ninja Slayer Kills.

The Ninja Slayer story was originally posted piecemeal on Twitter by Japanese "translators" Yū Honda and Leika Sugi, allegedly translating the work of American authors "Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez." After the story grew in popularity, Enterbrain published the first Japanese-translated volume in print in September 2012. A 26-episode net anime series premiered in April 2015. Funimation streamed the series in North America with English subtitles, and also streamed an English dub. Funimation released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in December 2012.

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