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Kaiji Kawaguchi, Shinji Makari Launch New Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yugo, Zipang creators collaborate for Sagara ~S no Dōsotai~ manga

This year's combined 36th and 37th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine launched a new manga titled Sagara ~S no Dōsotai~ (Sagara ~The S Allotrope~) by manga creators Kaiji Kawaguchi and Shinji Makari on August 9. Makari is credited for the original work, and Kawaguchi is drawing the art.

Makari is the author of the Yugo manga series, drawn by artist Shuu Akana. The original Yugo manga ran in Afternoon magazine from 1994 to 2004 and moved to Evening under the title Yugo the Negotiator in 2004. Kodansha has published a total of 38 compiled book volumes for the original series. Makari and Akana ended the Yugo Final sequel manga in November 2015. The Yugo the Negotiator television anime series premiered in Japan in 2004, and ADV Films released it on DVD in North America.

Makari and DOUBLE-S launched a new manga titled Issaku in 2016.

Kawaguchi ended his Zipang: Shinsō Kairyū manga last November. The manga is unrelated to his earlier time-traveling war manga Zipang, which he also drew in Kodansha's Morning magazine until 2009. Viz Media published Kawaguchi's political manga Eagle in North America. Central Park Media released the naval anime special The Silent Service inspired by Kawaguchi's manga, and Geneon Entertainment (USA) released the Zipang television anime.

Kawaguchi launched the Kūbo Ibuki manga with journalist Osamu Eya in 2014. The manga is inspiring a live-action film adaptation.

Sources: Morning issue #35, Morning website

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