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Project ARMS Writer's Detective Xeno and the Seven Locked Murder Rooms Manga Ends

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
8th, final volume ships on September 18

Writer Kyoichi Nanatsuki and artist Teppei Sugiyama's Tantei Zeno to Nanatsu no Satsujin Misshitsu (Detective Xeno and the Seven Locked Murder Rooms) manga ended in this year's 33rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine on Wednesday. The seventh compiled book volume is slated to ship on August 16, and the eighth volume will ship on September 18.

The manga's story begins with a murder that took place at a stadium. Appearing on the scene is the detective Xeno, who is famed for having solved a number of murders in barely a year. The detective, who always solves his case with an emotionless expression, hides a secret.

Nanatsuki and Sugiyama launched the manga in the magazine in December 2017. The sixth compiled book volume shipped on June 18.

Nanatsuki (Project ARMS) and illustrator Kyung-Il Yang (Blade of the Phantom Master, Defense Devil) launched their Area D - Inōryōiki manga in 2012, and ended the series in January 2016. Shogakukan published the 14th and final volume in February 2016.

Nanatsuki published the Project ARMS manga with artist Ryōji Minagawa in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1997 to 2002. Viz Media released the 22-volume manga in English in 2003-2009.

The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 2001, and a 26-episode sequel series titled Project ARMS: The 2nd Chapter aired in 2001-2002. Viz Media released the first season on DVD in 2002-2004, and released the second season on DVD in 2004-2005. Discotek Media relicensed both anime seasons in 2017 and released the series on home video.

Source: Weekly Shonen Sunday issue 33


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