M&C! Licenses Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Naoki Serizawa's Billion Dogs Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The manga's story centers on Ichiru Mizunuma, the son of a mayor with ties to the yakuza, and Kyōsuke Hino, a violent thug. They are the respective president and vice president of the student council of the prestigious Ichimatsu High School. Both have ambitions to steal a 3 billion yen stash from both the government and the yakuza. Their plan is set in motion with Kyōsuke stabbing Ichiru as he is making a speech.
Kaneshiro and Serizawa launched the manga in the Manga Box app in December 2013, and ended it in 2017. The English version of the Manga Box app previously published the manga in English digitally. Kodansha published four compiled book volumes for the manga. Kaneshiro wrote the story, while Serizawa drew the art.
Kaneshiro published the As the Gods Will manga with artist Akeji Fujimura from 2011 to 2012. They then launched a sequel series titled As the Gods Will: The Second Series (Kami-sama no Iu Toori Ni), which ended in December 2016. Kami-sama no Iu Toori inspired a live-action film directed by Takashi Miike in 2014. Kaneshiro and Fujimura launched a new manga titled Gnoshros last July.
Serizawa launched the Biohazard: heavenly island manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion in January 2015, and he ended the series in February 2017. Elex Media published all five compiled book volumes for the manga. Serizawa's earlier Biohazard: Marhawa Desire manga launched with a prologue chapter in the inaugural issue of CAPCOM's CapBom! magazine in 2011, and the series ended in 2013. Serizawa's Saru Lock manga inspired a live-action television series in 2009.