Kakegurui Spinoff Manga Artist Launches Spinoff Manga of Isekai Cheat Magician Light Novels
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The September issue of Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine revealed on Thursday that Taku Kawamura will launch a four-panel comedy manga spinoff based on Takeru Uchida's Isekai Cheat Magician light novel series titled Soreyuke! Isekai Cheat Magician (Go Forth! Fantasy World Cheat Magician) in the magazine's next issue on August 25. The manga will also have exclusive "episodes" on the Comic Walker and Nico Nico Seiga websites alongside the manga's magazine serialization.
Uchida's original Isekai Cheat Magician light novels centers on Taichi Nishimura and his friend Rin, who both get transported into a fantasy world. While in their previous world, Taichi is a normal person who just has higher than average reflexes, both he and Rin gain high levels of physical and magical ability, and begin their new life as magicians.
Uchida debuted the story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Be Novelists) website in 2012, and is still updating the story. Shufunotomo is publishing the story in physical volumes with illustrations by Nardack, beginning with the first volume in 2013. Shufunotomo released the eighth volume on May 31. Karin Suzuragi launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Shonen Ace in December 2012, and Kadokawa published the manga's third volume on April 26. The novels and manga together have 850,000 copies in print.
The light novel series is inspiring an upcoming anime adaptation.
Kawamura is also drawing the Kakegurui (Kakkokari) four-panel manga spinoff for Homura Kawamoto and artist Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga. The manga launched in Gangan Joker in December 2016. Square Enix published the third volume in January. Kawamura launched a new manga series titled Jijō o Shiranai Tenkōsei ga Guigui Kuru (The Transfer Student Who Doesn't Know the Situation Just Keeps Coming) in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine on May 22.
Source: Shōnen Ace September issue, Taku Kawamura's Twitter account