Hiroyuki Takei's Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai Manga Ends on April 17

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Also: Shaman King's new arc launches with prologue chapter on April 17

The April issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge magazine revealed on Saturday that Hiroyuki Takei will end his Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai (Nekogahara) manga in the magazine's next issue on April 17.

Takei launched the manga as his first manga with Kodansha in the magazine's inaugural issue in September 2015. Kodansha published the manga's third compiled volume in June 2017.

Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

In medieval Japan, it's a hard life for a stray cat. Every day is filled with struggles and prejudice, from oppression by fellow cats working for cruel masters to extortion by catnip druglords. But being a stray also means incredible pride and independence. The wandering samurai Norachiyo has no master, though he still wears the telltale bell of a cat who has a “person.” This rogue warrior travels across Japan, protecting the weak and cutting down those who have forgotten the virtues of being a stray—all with unrivaled swordsmanship. Although Norachiyo leaves little trace but his fearsome reputation, this enigmatic warrior has made plenty of enemies who are more than willing to get their claws on his head. Will Norachiyo's past catch up with him, or can he spend his nine lives in freedom?

Kodansha Comics published the manga's third volume in English in October 2017.

The April issue of Shonen Magazine Edge also republished the final chapter of Takei's Shaman King manga on Saturday. The manga's new arc will launch with a prologue chapter in the magazine's May issue on April 17. The full serialization will then launch in the June issue on May 17. Shonen Magazine Edge will also publish the Shaman King Gaiden manga starting in the July issue on June 16. Kodansha will begin publishing new digital volume editions of Shaman King with new covers by Takei on May 1.

Source: Comic Natalie

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