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Akimine Kamijyō Ends Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin Manga on October 6

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Manga adapts Japanese mystery writer Rampo Edogawa's short stories

This year's 44th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine announced on Monday that Akimine Kamijyō (Samurai Deeper Kyo, Code:Breaker) will end the Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin (Young Kobayashi and the Lawless Fiend) manga in the magazine's 45th issue on October 6.

Kamijyō launched the manga in Weekly Young Magazine in November 2017, and Kodansha published the manga's third compiled volume on August 6. The manga adapts Japanese mystery writer Rampo Edogawa's short stories. The manga started with the "Yaneura no Sanposha" ("The Stalker in the Attic") arc. The story follows a Tokyo man named Goda Saburo who kills his neighbor by dropping poison through the attic floor into the neighbor's mouth.

Kodansha previously published Kamijyō's two-chapter Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin: Edogawa Rampo 'D-zaka no Satsujin Jiken' yori (Young Kobayashi and the Lawless Fiend: From Rampo Edogawa's "The Case of the Murder on D. Hill") manga in Weekly Young Magazine in November and December 2016. The manga is based on Edogawa's 1925 short story "The Case of the Murder on D. Hill." The story is the first in Edogawa's series about the fictional private detective Kogorō Akechi.

Kodansha then published Kamijyō's "Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin: Edogawa Rampo 'Shinri Shiken' yori" (Young Kobayashi and the Lawless Fiend: From Rampo Edogawa's "The Psychological Test") one-shot manga in February 2017. The one-shot is based on Edogawa's 1925 short story "The Psychological Test."

Kodansha published the two short stories in a volume that is labeled as the first volume of Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin in November 2017.

Kamijyō launched the five-volume Tansansuibu manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in 2014, and ended the series in January 2016.

Kamijyō ended the Code:Breaker manga in July 2013. Del Rey Manga published two volumes of the manga in North America in 2012 (before Kodansha USA took over Del Rey's manga titles). An anime adaptation of the manga aired in 2012, and Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and later released the series on home video.

Tokyopop published the first part of the Samurai Deeper Kyo manga in North America, and Del Rey published the final volumes. Samurai Deeper Kyo also inspired a television anime that Media Blasters released in North America.

Source: Weekly Young Magazine issue 44


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