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Scum's Wish's Mengo Yokoyari to End Retort Pouch! Manga in December

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga set at near-future academy designed to combat declining birth rate launched in 2014

This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Mengo Yokoyari will end the Retort Pouch! manga in the next chapter, which will appear in the magazine's third 2019 issue on December 20.

The manga's story is set in the year 20XX, where the government sets up an absurd academy as a measure against the continually declining birth rate. The academy's stated goal is to "teach proper dating to boys and girls, and create good families through marriage in the near future." At this academy where the cream of society's crop has gathered, and the doctrine of love reigns supreme, an extreme romantic battle begins between two virgins.

The manga launched in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in April 2014, when the magazine returned from hiatus as a monthly publication. When the magazine again went on hiatus in March 2017, the manga briefly moved to Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump website in April 2017, before resuming in Young Jump in May 2017. Shueisha published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on July 19.

Yokoyari's Scum's Wish manga ran in Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine from 2012 until March 2017. Square Enix published eight compiled book volumes for the manga. The manga also received the Scum's Wish décor spinoff manga, which launched in Big Gangan in November 2017, and ended on May 25. Square Enix shipped a compiled book volume for the manga as the ninth volume of Scum's Wish on July 19. Crunchyroll published Scum's Wish digitally in English, and Yen Press is publishing the series in print in North America. Crunchyroll also simultaneously published Scum's Wish décor.

The manga inspired both a television anime series and a live-action series, which ran in parallel beginning in January 2017. Both series adapted the entire story of the manga. Amazon Prime Video streamed the anime series in Japan and abroad, including in the United States as part of its now-defunct Anime Strike service.

Source: Young Jump issue 50

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