Jun Kumagai, Hiroshi Ueda Launch New Satsujin Muzai Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga centers on young, undefeated, but ostracized female lawyer

This year's 45th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine published the first chapter of a new manga titled Satsujin Muzai (Murder Innocence) by Jun Kumagai and Hiroshi Ueda on Thursday. Kumagai (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Persona 3, Aquarion Logos anime scripts) is credited for the original work, while Ueda (Full Metal Panic! Sigma, Tiger & Bunny: The Comic) is drawing the art.

The manga centers on Uta Hijirisawa (romanization not official), a female lawyer who is the second-youngest bar passer at 20 years old, and who has remained undefeated in all her cases, with each one resulting in a not-guilty verdict, even for those charged with murder. As a result, she remains an outsider in the legal community despite her victories. The first chapter shows Uta taking on the case of a suspect involved in a murder at a university hospital.

Kumagai has worked on scripts and series composition for such anime as Hamatora, Nobunaga the Fool, the Persona 3 films, Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Galilei Donna, Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War, Psycho-Pass 2, and Infini-T Force: Gatchaman Saraba Tomo yo.

Ueda published the Full Metal Panic! Sigma manga from 2005 to 2013. Ueda also drew the Tiger & Bunny: The Comic manga, a manga adaptation of the Tiger & Bunny anime, from 2011 to 2016.

Source: Comic Natalie

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