Ushio & Tora's Kazuhiro Fujita Close to Ending Sou-Bou-Tei Kowasu Beshi Manga

posted on 2018-04-11 01:40 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Horror manga about sentient house is on the verge of "final arc"

Manga creator Kazuhiro Fujita reported on Wednesday that his Sou-Bou-Tei Kowasu Beshi (Sou-Bou-Tei Must Be Destroyed) manga is on the verge of its "climactic" final arc, and that there are only "one or two mountains [to climb]."

The manga centers on the titular Sou-Bou-Tei mansion, which has stood in Tokyo's Numanakarai since the Taisho period, and is widely rumored to be haunted. A boy named Rokurō Tachiki moves into the place, and befriends Tsutomu Takoha, a man living in the apartment next door. When Rokurō's father comes to pay him a visit, he is consumed by a portrait in the house. Horrified and stricken with grief, Rokurō vows revenge on the sentient mansion, and swears to destroy it.

Fujita launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in March 2016. Shogakukan shipped the manga's seventh compiled book volume on January 26, and will ship the manga's eighth volume on April 18.

Fujita's Ushio & Tora manga ran from 1990 to 1996 in Weekly Shonen Sunday with 33 volumes. The manga was adapted into an original video anime series in 1992 and a television anime that began in July 2015. Sentai Filmworks licensed the television series, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Fujita's Bakegyamon manga also inspired a television anime in 2006. Another manga, the "Karakuri no Kimi" short story in Fujita's Yoru no Uta collection, inspired the Puppet Princess original video anime project.

A television anime adaptation of Fujita's Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri) manga has been green-lit, and Studio VOLN is producing the anime.

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