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Naoki Urasawa's Mujirushi Manga Ends on February 20

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Collaborative manga with Paris' Louvre Museum launched in October

This year's fourth issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine announced on Monday that Naoki Urasawa's Mujirushi - Le signe des rêves (The Sign of Dreams) manga will end in the fifth issue on February 20.

The manga mini-series is a collaboration project with Paris' Louvre Museum, and launched in the magazine's 21st issue in October. The manga does not have a digital edition.

The 45th Angoulême International Comics Festival in France awarded Urasawa with the Fauve Special Award and the Fauve Polar SNCF Special Award for mystery works earlier this month. The festival held an exhibit of Urasawa's work, and the exhibit will continue from February 13 to March 31 at Paris Rendez-Vous at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.

Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki ended their Billy Bat manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in August 2016. The duo launched the manga in Morning magazine in October 2008. Kodansha published the 20th and final compiled book volume of the series in September 2016.

Viz Media has published Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, 21st Century Boys, Monster, and Pluto manga. Monster inspired a television anime series in 2004-2005, and 20th Century Boys inspired a live-action trilogy film adaptation in 2008-2009. Additionally, his Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl manga inspired an anime series in 1989-1992, an anime film in 1992, and an anime special in 1996. An anime project based on Pluto is in the works.

Viz Media published the 12th and final volume of Urasawa, Hokusei Katushika, and Takashi Nagasaki's Master Keaton manga on September 19. The series inspired a television anime adaptation in 1998, and an original video anime (OVA) continuation in 2004.

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