Kodansha Comics Adds Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice, Crocodile Baron Manga Digitally in December
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Kodansha Comics announced at the Anime NYC event on Saturday that it will release Sayaka Mogi's Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice (Akazukin no Ōkami Deshi) manga and Takuya Okada's Crocodile Baron (Wani Danshaku) manga as digital-first manga releases in December. Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice will debut on December 4, and Crocodile Baron will debut on December 11.
Mogi launched her Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in September 2017, and the manga's "first part" will end in the January issue, which will ship on December 7. Kodansha published the manga's second volume on July 9.
The manga takes place in a world with three species: beasts, humans, and hunters. Uru is a hunter with incredible strength, and who has the nickname Red Riding Hood. Both humans and beasts fear him. One day a little werewolf girl named Mani gets lost, and arrives at his house, and Uru reluctantly starts to take care of her.
Mogi launched her horror manga Pupa in the inaugural issue of Comic Earth Star magazine in 2011 and ended it in 2013. Earth Star Entertainment published five compiled volumes for the series. The manga inspired a 12-episode series of television anime shorts that premiered in 2014.
Okada launched the Crocodile Baron manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine as an irregular serialization in 2016. The manga switched to being published regularly in every other issue in mid-2017, and ended in this year's 23rd issue on May 10. Kodansha published hte manga's third and final compiled volume on May 23.
The "gourmet comedy" manga centers on a gentleman crocodile and a foul-mouthed rabbit who are best friends. The two try various foods at restaurants and spend fun days together. While the crocodile, who is a novelist, is normally a gentleman, sometimes he loses control and goes wild.
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