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Gang King Manga Enters 'Climax' in 32nd Volume in February 2019

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga moved to Evening magazine, started "last spurt" in December

The 31st volume of Daiju Yanauchi's Gang King manga revealed on Thursday that the manga will enter its "climax" in the manga's 32nd volume, which ships in February 2019.

The manga changed magazines to Kodansha's Evening magazine in December, and at that time started its "last spurt." While Kodansha publishes Evening bi-weekly, the manga appears in the magazine once a month.

The manga's story follows first-year high school student Katsuya "Jimmy" Ōnishi at Barajūji Academy. As a child, he was saved by a tattoo artist known as the "victorious needle." Entranced by this person, Katsuya is inspired to follow the same path and aims to be the best tattoo artist in the world.

Yanauchi launched the manga in Shonengahosha's Young King magazine in 2003. The series moved to Kodansha's Magazine Special magazine in 2016 after a two-year hiatus, and in March 2017 it moved again to Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. The manga has more than 10 million copies in print.

Yanauchi's Gaki Rock manga inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2014, and later inspired a 12-episode live-action series that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in Japan in April 2017.

Source: Gang King volume 31

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