Barakamon's Satsuki Yoshino Starts New Series in December
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The December issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine revealed on Monday that Satsuki Yoshino will end the Barakamon manga in the magazine's next issue on December 12. The magazine also revealed that Yoshino will launch a new manga on the same day, but it did not reveal the manga's title. The magazine teased the manga with the text, "A new today is coming" (pictured below).
Square Enix will also publish the Barakamon manga's 18th and final compiled book volume on the same day that it ends serialization on December 12.
For a certain reason, a handsome young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. "Sensei," as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through, and has never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! From navigating public roads by tractor to resigning himself to having his new digs commandeered by the local children as their new hangout, the list of Sensei's hardships is shaping up to be long indeed!
Yoshino launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online magazine in 2009, and the manga has also been running in Monthly Shonen Gangan since 2014. Yen Press released the manga's 15th volume on March 13.
The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series that premiered in July 2014. Crunchyroll and Funimation both streamed the series as it aired, and it released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2016.
The manga also inspired a prequel spinoff also by Yoshino titled Handa-kun. That manga launched in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine in October 2013, and ended in June 2016. Square Enix published seven compiled book volumes for the manga. Yen Press also publishes the manga in North America, and it released the manga's seventh volume last September.
Sources: Monthly Shonen Gangan December issue, Barakamon's Twitter account