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Knight in the Area's Kaya Tsukiyama Prepares New Manga

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Tsukiyama seeks regular assistant for series

The editorial department of Kodansha's Young Magazine announced on its Twitter account on Friday that Kaya Tsukiyama (The Knight in the Area) is preparing a new manga series and seeking a regular assistant. Application information is available on the magazine's official website.

People who wish to apply for the position must be able to commute and be between 20 and 40 years old. The assistant's work is slated to begin in January, and the assistant will work three to four days per week. Pay will start at 10,000 yen (about US$89) per day for 12-hour work days.

Tsukiyama and writer Yuya Aoki (GetBackers) launched the two-chapter manga "Living Iron" in 2017.

Aoki (under the pseudonym Hiroaki Igano) and Tsukiyama previously collaborated on the The Knight in the Area soccer manga, which launched in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006, and ended in 2017. Kodansha published the manga's 57th and final compiled book volume in 2017. The spinoff manga Area no Kishi Bangai-hen: Enokō Early Days about the high school days of Coach Iwaki debuted in 2007, and Kodansha's Manga Box app released the series. The original manga also inspired a four-panel gag comedy manga.

A television anime adaptation premiered in 2012, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Source: Young Magazine Editorial Department's Twitter account

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