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Taiyo Matsumoto Launches Manga About Manga Editor's Life After Early Retirement

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Tekkonkinkreet, Ping Pong author launches Tokyo Higoro manga in June

The May issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Original Zōkan magazine revealed on Friday that manga creator Taiyo Matsumoto will launch a new manga titled Tokyo Higoro (Tokyo Everyday) in the magazine's July issue on June 12. The magazine describes the manga as a "requiem for the anguished, lost, and wandering in life over 50." With Japan entering a new era, the story centers on Shiosawa, a former manga editor for a major publisher. After going into early retirement, he now finds himself wondering about what the world of manga means to him: is it work, a form of expression, or friendship?

Viz Media published Matsumoto's Tekkonkinkreet (Black & White), Blue Spring, GoGo Monster, No. 5, and Sunny manga in North America, and recently licensed Matsumoto's Cats of the Louvre (Louvre no Neko) manga. Viz also released Fumihiko Sori's live-action film adaptation of Matsumoto's Ping Pong manga, while Funimation released the Ping Pong anime series and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the Tekkonkinkreet anime film.

Source: Big Comic Original Zōkan May issue and website


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