Crusher Joe Rebirth Manga Gets New Series This Spring

posted on by Alex Mateo
2nd compiled book volume ships in March

This year's third issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine announced on Tuesday that Crusher Joe REBIRTH, Isuke Hari's manga adaptation of Haruka Takachino's science fiction novel series Crusher Joe, will take a break and resume in the spring with a new series, the "Final Hidden Treasure of the Milky Way" arc.

The magazine also revealed that Kodansha will publish the second compiled book volume in March. The company published the first compiled book volume on September 21.

Crusher Joe REBIRTH launched in Evening magazine in September 2017.

Takachino and the artist Fujihiko Hosono previously adapted the series into a manga in 1979. Anime studio Sunrise adapted the Crusher Joe novels in a 1983 film and a 1989 video project, both of which AnimEigo released in North America. It describes the story:

The galaxy is a strange and dangerous place, and there are times when even the United Space Force can't help. That's where the Crushers come in - skilled troubleshooters who will deal with any problem, large or small, for a fee (large only!) And there is no better Crusher than Crusher Joe!

Discotek Media released the movie again in April 2017 and released the OVAs in September 2017.

Takachiho's Dirty Pair novels also inspired numerous anime projects, although he last wrote a Dirty Pair novel in 2007. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Gundam, The Venus Wars) illustrated both novel series and designed the Crusher Joe anime projects.

Source: Evening issue 3

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