Akira Miyashita Ends Shin!! Otoko Juku Manga, Prepares New Work

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Prequel manga tells story of founding of Otoko Juku school

The 2,659th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine published the final chapter on April 26 of Akira Miyashita's Shin!! Otoko Juku manga. The magazine also revealed that Miyashita is preparing a new work.

Miyashita launched the manga in 2016, and Nihonbungeisha published the fifth volume on November 19. The manga's sixth and final volume will ship this summer.

The manga is an origin story for Miyashita's franchise, and it tells the story of the establishment of the "Otoko Juku" school and the founder and principal Heihachi Edajima.

Miyashita's original 34-volume Sakigake!! Otoko Juku manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1985 to 1991. The manga inspired a television anime and film in 1988, as well as numerous spinoff manga. The 25-volume Akatsuki!! Otoko Juku - Seinen yo, Taishi o Idake sequel manga ran from 2001-2010, and then the eight-volume Goku!! Otoko Juku sequel manga ran from 2014-2016.

The original manga also inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2008. The original manga centers on Otoko Juku, a private school for juvenile delinquents who were previously expelled from other schools. The school uses military and feudal fundamentals to teach the students, and often the classes break out in violence.

The most recent spinoff in the franchise is an all-female version by Michi Saitō titled Otoko Juku Gaiden: Kurenai!! Onna Juku. Saitō launched the manga on Nihonbungeisha's Goraku Egg web manga site in January 2015, and ended the manga in August 2017. The manga has five compiled volumes.

Source: Weekly Manga Goraku issue 2659

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