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Big Order/Future Diary Creator Ends Tantei Akechi wa Kyōran su Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Detective manga launched in March 2017

The February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine published the final chapter of Sakae Esuno's Tantei Akechi wa Kyōran su (The Detective Akechi is Berserk) manga on Wednesday. The fourth and final compiled volume will ship in January.

Esuno launched the manga in March 2017.

The manga's story is an homage to Edogawa Rampo's The Boy Detectives Club novel series. The mystery centers around Mayumi Hanazaki, a middle-school girl who used to live with her aunt and uncle until a mysterious person mercilessly killed both. Now, thanks to an unusual incident, Mayumi relies upon the spirit of the legendary detective Kogoro Akechi to solve case.

Esuno previously drew the Future Diary and Big Order manga. Future Diary ran from 2006 to 2010, and inspired a video anime project, a 2011 television anime series, and a live-action television adaptation. Tokyopop published 10 of the 12 manga volumes. Funimation and the video-streaming service Niconico streamed the television anime series as it aired in Japan.

Esuno launched the Big Order supernatural manga series in Monthly Shōnen Ace in 2011, and ended it in July 2016. Kadokawa published the manga's 10th and final compiled book volume last September. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English. The manga inspired an original video anime (OVA), and a 10-episode television anime series in 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Source: Shōnen Ace February issue

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