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Kan Takahama's Nyx no Lantern Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

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Manga about secondhand shop worker in 1878 launched in 2015

The June issue of LEED Publishing's Monthly Comic Ran magazine revealed on April 27 that Kan Takahama's Nyx no Lantern (Nyx's Lantern) manga will end in two chapters. If the manga does not take any breaks, it will end with the 50th chapter in the magazine's August issue on June 27.

Takahama launched the manga in Monthly Comic Ran in March 2015. LEED Publishing released the manga's fifth compiled volume on November 27. The manga won an Excellence Award at the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2018.

The Media Arts Festival Awards describes the manga in English:

In 1878, as the wave of Western culture spreads through Japan, in Nagasaki, Miyo, a girl orphaned in the Satsuma Rebellion works at a curio shop called Vingt. The dresses, sewing machines, binoculars, boots, and other items acquired at the Paris Exhibition by the proprietor KOURA Momotoshi have aroused her curiosity. Miyo accumulates experience in her job while using clairvoyant ability which she has possessed since she was very young. The story vibrantly depicts a new age that visits a Nagasaki thriving with merchants and prostitutes, centering on Miyo's changes as she begins to experience feelings for Momotoshi akin to the awakening of love, and Momotoshi's past, which gradually comes to light. Based on a thorough investigation of the history, things are depicted along with the colorful historical background of the period, and interesting facts about antiques that appear in the work are included as mini-columns. In these ways, the author's knowledge is well utilized, enhancing the manga's feeling of reality.

Fanfare and Ponent Mon have published several of Takahama's manga in English including Monokuro Kinderbook, Mariko Parade, and Awabi.

Source: Monthly Comic Ran June issue


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