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Kenjiro Hata's New Manga Listed as Launching on February 14

posted on by Bayleigh Baker
Hata also anthropomorphizes satellite for collaborative web manga

Retailer e-hon is listing that manga creator Kenjirou Hata will launch a new manga in this year's 12th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, which ships on February 14. According to the listing, the manga will adorn the cover of the 12th issue, and the first chapter will have a color page.

Hata revealed on Twitter in October that he had already written six chapters of a new manga series. Hata commented on the series, "Right now, I read it and it seems interesting, but when everyone else has read it — if they think it is interesting then... I'd be happy."

Hata also announced a collaboration manga with the Mitsubishi Electric Science website DSPACE on January 9 titled Tenshinranman! Michibiki Yonshimai (Innocence! The Four Michibiki Sisters). The manga anthropomorphizes the quasi-zenith satellite "Michibiki."

Hata launched the Hayate the Combat Butler manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2004, and ended it in April 2017. Shogakukan published the final two compiled volumes, the 51st and 52nd, in limited editions with side stories.

The manga has inspired four television anime seasons in 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2013, as well as a three-episode OVA in 2014. The manga also inspired the Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth anime film in 2011.

Crunchyroll streamed all four series. Bandai Entertainment licensed the first series and released it on DVD in 2009. Sentai Filmworks licensed all four seasons and the film, and released all of them throughout 2015.


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