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Kenjiro Hata, Shun Matsuena's New Manga Titles Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hayate the Combat Butler, KenIchi creators both launch new series this month

This year's 11th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed the titles and visuals for Kenjirō Hata and Shun Matsuena's planned new manga on Wednesday.

Hata's new manga (pictured above) is titled Tonikaku Kawaii (Generally Cute), and it will launch in the magazine's next issue on February 14. The English subtitle is "Fly Me to the Moon," and the visual shows a "mysterious girl." The magazine's tagline says the series is "packed with love and dreams."

Retailer e-hon previously listed Hata's new manga as starting on February 14 in Weekly Shonen Sunday. According to the listing, the manga will adorn the cover of the 12th issue, and the first chapter will have a color page.

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.

Matsuena's new manga (seen center in image above) is titled Kimi wa 008 (You Are 008). The spy action story centers on high school student Eito Akashi, who is discouraged about the prospect of failing his exams. Although he has no memory of taking his exams, he receives notice that he passed. He gets tossed into a world previously unknown to him.

Matsuena's new series will launch in this year's 13th issue of the magazine on February 21. Matsuena's Tokiwa Kitareri!! manga ran in the magazine from 2014 to 2017. His Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi (KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple) manga ran in Shonen Sunday from 2002 to 2014.

Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi inspired a television anime series that Funimation released in North America under the title KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple. The manga also inspired a series of original video anime episodes that eventually ran on Japanese television.

In addition, the most recent issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday revealed that Takuya Yakyū will launch the Memeshisu manga (left in image above) in the magazine's 14th issue on February 28.

Source: Comic Natalie

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