Bisco Hatori's Behind the Scenes!! Manga Ends Serialization
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's August issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine published the final chapter on Saturday of Bisco Hatori's Behind the Scenes (Urakata!!) manga. The manga entered its final arc in February, and the sixth compiled volume had revealed in March that the seventh volume would be the final volume. The final volume will ship this summer.
The issue also published a one-shot by manga artist Meca Tanaka (Faster than a Kiss).
Viz Media is publishing Behind the Scenes!! in English, and it describes the story:
Ranmaru Kurisu comes from a family of hardy, rough-and-tumble fisher folk, and he sticks out at home like a delicate, artistic sore thumb. It's given him a raging inferiority complex and a permanently pessimistic outlook. Now that he's in college, he's hoping to find a sense of belonging. But after a whole life of being left out, does he even know how to fit in?!
It's two months into Ranmaru's college career, and if he's learned one thing, it's that he's really uncomfortable around other people. But when he stumbles into a zombie mob attack, he's forced out of his comfort zone in the most dramatic way possible! Of course it's just a movie shoot, but when he wakes up from his ignoble faint, he's been whisked away behind the scenes with the Art Squad! Could this group of weirdoes be what Ranmaru's been looking for all his life?!
Hatori launched Behind the Scenes in LaLa in May 2014. Viz Media published the fifth volume in English on February 6.
Hakusensha published two volumes of Hatori's Millennium Snow manga in 2001 and 2002. Hatori then resumed the series in 2012 and ended it in December 2013. Viz Media published the first two volumes in North America in 2007, and then it published the final two volumes in 2014. Viz Media also published Hatori's Ouran High School Host Club manga, which inspired a 2006 television anime adaptation.