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Hisone to Masotan, Death March Arisa Spinoff, Boys Be ~young adult~ Manga End

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Compiled book volumes slated for fall, August, October

The August issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine published the final chapters of Toshinao Aoki's Hisone to Masotan manga, Akira Segami's Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku Ex: Arisa Ōjo no Isekai Funtōki spinoff manga, and Masahiro Itabashi and Hiroyuki Tamakoshi's Boys Be… ~young adult~ manga on Monday.

Aoki's Hisone to Masotan manga adapts the Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan original television anime. Aoki, the original character designer for the anime, launched the manga on March 9. The manga's one compiled book volume is slated to ship this fall.

The show premiered on April 12 on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and Gifu Broadcasting, and ended with its 12th episode on June 29. The show is streaming on Netflix in Japan. Netflix will debut the anime outside of Japan on September 21.

In the show's story, straightforward and innocent Hisone Amakasu is a Self-Defense Force rookie stationed at the Air Self-Defense Force's Gifu Base. She struggles with the fact that she sometimes hurts people unintentionally by her innocent words and decides to join the Air Self-Defence Force, hoping to maintain a certain distance from people. This decision leads her to a fateful encounter that profoundly changes her life. Hisone meets the "OTF" (Organic Transformed Flyer) dragon hidden in the base, and it chooses Hisone as its pilot. When it soars into the sky with Hisone, her fate as a dragon pilot is decided. It is said that dragons have a key to the future of the world...

Segami's Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku Ex: Arisa Ōjo no Isekai Funtōki manga is a prequel spinoff of Hiro Ainana and shri's Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku) light novel series. The spinoff follows the character Arisa before she became Satō's slave. Segami launched the manga on February 9. The manga's one compiled book volume is slated for August 9.

The story of the light novel series follows a 29-year-old programmer who is on a "death march," but one day he wakes up in another world after a nap. From a meteor shower he happens to gain vast riches, and he decides to go sightseeing. So begins his "heartwarming, occasionally serious, and harem" adventure in another world.

Ainana initially began posting the series online in 2013, and Kadokawa published the first volume with illustrations by shri in in March 2014. The 14th volume of the novel series shipped on Tuesday

The television anime adaptation of the novels premiered on January 11, and ended with its 12th episode on March 29. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles, while Funimation streamed the English dub.

Megumu Aya began the manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Age Premium magazine, but the series moved to Monthly Dragon Age when Age Premium ceased publication in July 2015.

Yen Press is releasing the original light novel series and the manga adaptation.

Itabashi and Tamakoshi's Boys Be… ~young adult~ manga is the newest installment of their Boys Be… manga. The manga focuses on "sweet-and-sour love stories about growing young adults not used to love."

Itabashi and Tamakoshi launched the manga in September 2017. Kadokawa published the manga's first compiled book volume on April 9. The manga's second and final volume will ship on October 9.

Itabashi and Tamakoshi serialized their first Boys Be… series in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in the 1990s, followed by Boys Be...2nd Season and Boys Be...L Co-op. They then started another Boys Be… manga series called Boys Be… 2009 1-Gakki (Boys Be… 2009 Term I) on Kodansha's MiChao mobile comic website in April 2009, and ended it in October of the same year. Itabashi and Tamakoshi then started their Boys Be… Next Season series in a different magazine, Kodansha's Magazine Special, in November 2009, and they ended that series in February 2012. The pair launched the ongoing Boys Be…~adult season~ manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in August 2012, and chapters are published irregularly.

Tokyopop published most of the Boys Be...2nd Season series, without the "2nd Season" appellation, in North America. Right Stuf first released the 2000 animated adaptation in 2006. The franchise also inspired live-action television series and stage musical adaptations in Japan.

Source: Monthly Dragon Age August issue

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