Hakase Ends Love Concierge Manga, Launches New Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda & Karen Ressler
The October issue of Kadokawa's Comic Flapper magazine published the final chapter of Hakase and Ueno's Love Concierge manga on Wednesday. The magazine also announced that Hakase will launch a new manga titled Shinwa Keisatsu 24-ji (Myth Police 24 Hours), based on Atarime's free web game, in the next issue on October 5.
The original "Cthulhu Shinwa RPG" Shinwa Keisatsu 24-ji indie game is available for free on the RPG Atsumaru website, and has been played more than 400,000 times. In addition to the manga adaptation, the game will get an update.
The "psychic battle story" centers on Tsurushige (in the game, the avatar is either a male or female), a person who awakens one day and finds that they have acquired psychic powers. They receive a red letter from the government, drafting them into a secret "special squad" within the police force, and they begin to face mythical events.
Hakase began serializing the Love Concierge (Rabuho no Ueno-san) in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine in June 2014. The story is based on a Twitter account of a love hotel employee who goes by "Ueno" and instructs others in the way of love. In the manga, Ueno, a Gotanda Kingdom love hotel employee, appears in front of men who have trouble with love and sex and lectures them on how to lure women to the hotel.
The manga inspired a live-action series in December 2016, and it received a second season last October. The manga has 550,000 copies in print.
Sources: Comic Flapper October issue, PR Times