Makoto Kubota to Continue Tentai Senshi Sunred Manga Independently
posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga artist Makoto Kubota announced on Twitter on Friday that they plan to create a new work for their Tentai Senshi Sunred manga series. Kubota is working solo on the project, and is considering self-publishing. Kubota spoke to their editor at Square Enix to get permission, but the title will change slightly.
Kubota has already posted Sunred shorts titled "Sunred no Kyō no Nan no Hi" (Sunred's What Day is Today) on their blog. The shorts comment on various holidays for the day they are posted.
The story of the original manga revolves around the hero Sunred's battles against General Vamp and his shadowy group of minions in a spoof of classic Japanese anime and live-action special-effects shows. Kubota launched the manga in 2005 and ended it in 2014. Square Enix published the series in 20 compiled volumes. The manga was nominated for the 15th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2011. The manga had a special chapter last October.
Seiji Kishi (Persona 4: The Animation, Danganronpa the Animation, Assassination Classroom) and AIC A.S.T.A. adapted the manga into two television anime series in 2008 and 2009-2010, respectively. The Nico Nico Douga video-sharing website streamed the first series as it aired.