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Manga Briefs Roundup: June 2018

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20+ manga news items from June 2018

Editor's Note: While our news staff strive to bring as much of the most important manga, anime, and video game news to our readers as possible, we sometimes find that we have news items that we aren't able to publish in a timely manner, and in the end discard them. Most of these news items are ones found in various manga magazines that don't get picked up by other news outlets. In an attempt to help get more of these news items out into the public, we're trying something new by publishing a roundup in one fell swoop. Thanks to all your feedback on our previous roundup article a few months ago, we've decided to make this a semi-regular thing.

The below news items are sorted by the date the news was announced.


Keisuke Minamoto ended the Marduck Daemons (the manga has also been romanized officially as Mardock Damons) manga in the 40th issue of Kodansha's Nemesis magazine on June 8. The manga is a spinoff of Tow Ubukata's Mardock series.

Source: Nemesis 40th issue


The July issue of Kadokawa's Comic Beam magazine revealed on June 12 that Rei Mikamoto (Reiko the Zombie Shop) is ending the Iron Ghost no Shōjo (Iron Ghost Girl) manga in the August issue on July 12. Mikamoto launched the "spiritual battle action" manga in July 2017.

Source: Comic Beam July issue


The July issue of Kadokawa's Comic Beam magazine revealed on June 12 that Suehiro Maruo's (Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show, The Strange Tale of Panorama Island) Tomino no Jigoku (Tomino the Damned) manga will return from hiatus in the August issue on July 12. Maruo launched the manga in Monthly Comic Beam in February 2014, and the manga is slated to end in the fourth volume.

Source: Comic Beam July issue


The July issue of Leed Publishing's Comic Ran Twins magazine revealed on June 13 that Kei Kusunoki's The Legend of Onikirimaru manga series is moving from the magazine to pixiv Comic online. The next chapter for the manga will be in July.

Crunchyroll is publishing the manga in English digitally. Kusunoki (Innocent W, Diabolo) launched The Legend of Onikirimaru in Leed Publishing's Sengoku Bushou Retsuden magazine in 2013.

Source: Comic Ran Twins July issue


The July issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Aniki magazine revealed on June 15 that Hirokazu Hikawa is resuming the (Hoshi no Kirby - Dedede de Pupupu na Monogatari manga. Hikawa is the manga's original artist, and Hikawa relaunched the manga in December.

Source: Coro Coro Aniki July issue


The July issue of issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine revealed on June 19 that Shinichirou Nariie (Absolute Duo) will launch a manga adaptation of Shueisha's Sin-en Resist smartphone game in the August issue on July 19. The August issue will feature a prologue chapter and the September issue will publish the first full chapter. The manga's title is Sin-en Resist CURE. Kazuyoshi Yamamoto is writing the manga's script, and AltPlus and SCBIZ are credited with the original work.

Nariie is also in charge of the character designs for the overall project. The smartphone game will launch this year.

Source: Ultra Jump July issue


The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed on June 19 that Akihiro Itou's (Geobreeders, Belle Starr, ABLE) planned new manga is titled Diosa no Atama (A Bullet for La Diosa or lit. Diosa's Head). The manga will launch in the August issue on July 19.

Source: Monthly Sunday GX July issue


The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed on June 19 that Hinata Aoi's Schoolgirl Strikers Twinkle Melodies manga is approaching its climax. Aoi launched the manga in January. The manga shares a title with the Schoolgirl Strikers franchise's spinoff "idol rhythm action" game (pictured below) that launched in August 2017.

Source: Monthly Sunday GX July issue


The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed on June 19 that Shinya! Tensai Bakabon (Late Night! Genius Bakabon, pictured at right), a new television anime adaptation of Fujio Akatsuka's classic comedy manga Tensai Bakabon, is itself inspiring a manga adaptation. Miho Asada is launching the manga in the magazine's August issue on July 19.

Source: Monthly Sunday GX July issue


This year's August issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine revealed on June 19 that the "Comic Ryū Web-hen" (web edition) online manga magazine will launch on July 20. The August issue of the magazine was the magazine's final print issue. The manga that were running in the magazine will now run online.

Manga that were still running in the magazine include Okayado's Monster Musume, Kei Murayama's A Centaur's Life, Tetsuya Imai's Alice & Zoroku, Shake-O's Nurse Hitomi's Monster Infirmary, and Kimama Aoboshi's Kinoko Inu - Mushroom Pup.

The magazine launched in September 2006.

Source: Monthly Comic Ryū August issue


This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on June 20 that Motoka Murakami (Jin, Fuichin Tsaichen!) will launch a new manga titled Kyōi Tōma (Chivalrous Doctor Tōma) in the magazine's 15th issue on July 4. Ichirō Kawano is also drawing the manga with Murakami. The manga centers on Tōma Matsuzaki, who was born into a family of noted doctors.

Source: Grand Jump issue 14


This year's 29th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed on June 20 that Shizumu Watanabe and Okusho's Real Account manga is moving back to the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine starting with the magazine's September issue.

Watanabe and writer Okusho launched Real Account in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in the February 2014 issue, but the series then switched to Weekly Shonen Magazine in January 2015. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English. The manga is inspiring a live-action film.

Source: Weekly Shonen Magazine issue 29


The ComicWalker website published the 31st and final chapter of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's (Gundam the Origin) Yamato Takeru manga on June 20. Yasuhiko launched the manga in 2012, and Kadokawa published the manga's fifth compiled volume on December 9.

Source: Comic Walker


The official website for Kadokawa's Dengeki Daioh magazine revealed on June 23 that Pinakes' Gekijōban Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Hoshi o Yobu Shōjo manga will end in the magazine's August issue, which shipped on June 27.

Pinakes launched the manga in August 2017. The manga adapts the The irregular at magic high school The Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars film, which opened in June 2017.

The manga's first volume shipped on February 9.

Source: Dengeki Daioh official website


The official website for Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed on June 25 that Sesuna Mikabe (Tena on S-string) will end the Sakurako Hakase no Memory Atsurii manga in the magazine's September issue, which will ship on July 25. Futabasha published the manga's first volume in June 2017, and published the second volume on February 10.

Yen Press released Mikabe's Tena on S-string manga in English.

Source: Monthly Action


This year's 13th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine revealed on June 25 that Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights) is launching a new manga titled Ocean Adventurer Kaitei in the magazine's 14th issue on July 10.

Hoshino recently ended the Rainman supernatural manga on January 25.

Source: Big Comic issue 13


This year's 14th issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine published the final chapter of Satoshi Yoshida's Arakure Knight: Remember Tomorrow manga on June 26. The issue also revealed that Yoshida will launch a new series titled After Burner this fall.

Arakure Knight: Remember Tomorrow is the latest installment in Yoshida's Arakure Knight series. The manga franchise centers around delinquent Haruma Yūki, who seeks to join the motorcycle gang Linda. The manga shows the efforts of Haruma to join the gang, while also following the activities of Linda and its leader Zenba as they clash with rival motorcycle gangs.

Yoshida launched the Arakure Knight: Remember Tomorrow manga on March 13.

Source: Young Champion issue 14


This year's 14th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on June 26 that Kenshi Hirokane's Gakusei Shima Kōsaku: Jūkatsu-hen (Student Kōsaku Shima: Job Hunting) spinoff manga will end in two more chapters. If the manga does not take a break, it will end in the 16th issue on July 24.

Hirokane launched the spinoff in May 2017, after ending the Gakusei Shima Kōsaku (Student Kōsaku Shima) spinoff manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in April 2017.

Since 1983, Hirokane has been depicting the corporate rise of a Japanese executive named Kōsaku Shima. With every change in job title the main character receives, the manga title also changes. The manga began under the name Kachō Shima Kōsaku (Section Chief Kōsaku Shima).

Source: Evening issue 14


This year's August issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine revealed on June 27 that the title of Eri Takenashi's (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens) new manga is Koji to Kuro. The manga will launch in the magazine's September issue, which ships on July 27. The manga follows the "slightly weird everyday life of a young girl and a strange creature."

The July issue had posted a preview of the new manga in May.

Source: Monthly Comic Rex August issue


This year's August issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on June 28 that the magazine will launch five new manga in the next three issues.

The new manga include:

  • A3! Summer by illustrator Yoshimi Muneyama, original work by Liber Entertainment. Launches in the September issue on July 27.
  • Tsukipro the Animation by illustrator Kotori Asatani, original work by Fujiwara. Launches in the September issue on July 27.
  • Library Cross: The Lost Memory by illustrator Sacchan. Original work by Otomate and Wright Flyer Studios. Launches in the October issue on August 28. Based on a smartphone game.
  • Mushikaburi-hime (Princess of the Bibliophile), based on a novel series by Yui. Manga illustrator is Yui Kikuta (Shunkan Lyle). Launches in the October issue on August 28.
  • Marielle Clarac no Konyaku (Marielle Clarac engagement) by illustrator Ban Yarasuka, based on a novel series by Haruka Momo. Launches in the November issue on September 28.

The original A3! male actor-training smartphone game will get a worldwide release in English.

Source: Monthly Comic Zero-Sum August issue, Twitter account


The official website for Hakusensha's Melody magazine revealed on June 28 that Kyouko Hikawa (From Far Away) will end the Mahō ni Kakatta Shingakki (Taking Magic in the New School Term) manga in the magazine's October issue, which will ship on August 28. Hikawa launched the manga in December 2016, and Hakusensha published the manga's first compiled volume in November 2017.

Viz Media released Hikawa's From Far Away manga in English.

Source: Melody's official website


The official website for Hakusensha's Melody magazine revealed on June 28 that Masami Tsuda (Kare Kano) will publish a one-shot titled Akogare (Yearning) in the magazine's October issue, which will ship on August 28. The one-shot will follow a female pianist who attends a special training course every day in order to achieve her dream. The one-shot will have 59 pages.

Tokyopop published Tsuda's Kare Kano, Castle of Dreams, and Eensy Weensy Monster manga. Kare Kano inspired the His and Her Circumstances TV anime in 1998-1999.

Source: Melody's official website


Shogakukan is listing that the third volume of Fujiminosuke Yorozuya's Snack World manga is the final volume. The volume will ship on August 28. Yorozuya launched the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine in January 2017. Shogakukan published the manga's second volume on January 19.

A separate Snack World manga by sho.t ended in February.

Both manga are based on Level 5's multimedia franchise, which follows a young boy, Chup, who sets out on a quest of revenge after his village is destroyed to make space for a large-scale leisure center.

Source: Shogakukan's official website (site accessed on June 30)



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