Otoko Juku Gaiden Akashi Gōji Manga Ends

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Spinoff series launched in 2016

The Twitter account for Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine revealed on Thursday that the Web Goraku website published the final chapter on Thursday of Akira Miyashita and illustrator Yūji Takezoe's Otoko Juku Gaiden Akashi Gōji spinoff manga. The manga's fifth and final volume will ship on July 29.

Miyashita and Takezoe launched the manga in 2016, and the manga centers on the titular character Gōji Akashi. The manga's fourth volume shipped on March 9.

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.

Miyashita's Shin!! Otoko Juku manga, which tells a prequel story, ended on April 26.

Sources: Manga Goraku's Twitter account and website

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