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Jormungand Creator's Destro 246 Manga Gets Novel

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original spinoff of manga about female assassins debuts on February 19

The official website for Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine revealed on December 19 that Keitarō Takahashi's Destro 246 manga will get a novel titled Destro 246 Hammer Rage. The novel will debut on February 19, with a preview chapter appearing in the magazine's next issue on January 19.

The site describes the novel as an original spinoff with supervision by Takahashi.

The original manga centers on two young girls named Sui and Ai, driven by circumstance to become hardened assassins. Employed by a business magnate named Tōno, they hunt for the killers of their client's wife and child while posing as high school girls, encountering other deadly killers along the way.

Takahashi launched the manga in Sunday GX in 2012, and ended it in 2016. Shogakukan published seven compiled book volumes for the manga.

Takahashi launched the Jormungand manga about a female arms dealer and her accomplices in Sunday GX in 2006, and he ended the series in January 2012. Shogakukan published 11 compiled volumes for the series. Viz Media published the entire series in North America in 2009-2013.

The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series and the 12-episode Jormungand Perfect Order sequel series in 2012. Funimation released both series on home video in 2014 and again in 2016.

Takahashi launched a new manga titled Hinmin, Seihitsu, Daifugō (Poor Person, Ark of the Covenant, Extremely Rich Person) in Sunday GX in 2016, and Shogakukan published the manga's third volume last June. The fourth volume will ship on January 18.

Source: Sunday GX's website

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