Rensuke Oshikiri's Pico-Pico Boy EX Manga Resumes

posted on by Karen Ressler
Autobiographical manga by Hi Score Girl creator launched last year

The official Twitter account for Ohta Publishing Co.'s Ohta Web Comic site announced on Monday that Rensuke Oshikiri will resume his Pico Pico Shōnen EX (Pico-Pico Boy EX) on the website this Thursday.

Oshikiri debuted the manga in March 2017 and published a second chapter in June 2017. The manga has not updated since.

The manga series is autobiographical, with Oshikiri using the manga to tell stories and experiences of his life centered around video games in his childhood (the manga's main character uses Oshikiri's real name, Ryōta Kanzaki). In the first chapter of the new manga, an adult Oshikiri plays on the PlayStation 4 to get away from the inconveniences of life, and also spends time in the famous independent arcade Mikado in Takadanobaba, Tokyo, describing its focus on fighting games, and joining a Samurai Shodown tournament.

Oshikiri (Hi Score Girl, Pupipo!) launched the original Pico-Pico Boy manga series in Ohta's CONTINUE game magazine from 2007 to 2009. The Pico Pico Shōnen Turbo sequel ran on the Poko Poko website from April to November 2011, and the Pico Pico Shōnen Super on the same website from June 2014 to January 2015. Ohta Publishing Co. published one compiled book volume for each series.

JManga previously published part of the original Pico-Pico Boy manga in English.

Source: Ohta Web Comic's Twitter account

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