Satsujin Muzai, Black Knight Parade Move Magazines (Updated)
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 33rd issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Jun Kumagai and Hiroshi Ueda's Satsujin Muzai (Murder Innocence) manga, as well as Hikaru Nakamura's Black Night Parade manga, both ended their magazine serializations in the same issue. Satsujin Muzai will continue on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump manga website, and Black Night Parade will continue in the Ultra Jump magazine.
Satsujin Muzai centers on Uta Hijirisawa, a female lawyer who is the second-youngest bar passer at 20 years old, and who has remained undefeated in all her cases, with each one resulting in a not-guilty verdict, even for those charged with murder. As a result, she remains an outsider in the legal community despite her victories. The first chapter shows Uta taking on the case of a suspect involved in a murder at a university hospital.
Kumagai and Ueda launched the manga in Young Jump last October. Shueisha published the manga's second compiled book volume on June 19.
Kumagai has worked on scripts and series composition for such anime as Hamatora, Nobunaga The Fool, the Persona 3 films, Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Galilei Donna, Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War, Psycho-Pass 2, and Infini-T Force: Gatchaman Saraba Tomo yo.
The Black Night Parade manga is Nakamura's first new manga series in 10 years, and her first series with Shueisha. The manga tells a story about accepting an offer from a dark Santa to join an exploitative corporation.
Nakamura launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in November 2016. Shueisha published the manga's third compiled book volume last December. The manga also runs in nine other publications, including Shonen Jump+, Cinra.net, LINE Manga, pixiv Comic, Niconico Seiga, and more.
Nakamura is also currently drawing the Saint Young Men manga series, which started in 2006. Kodansha shipped the manga's 16th compiled volume in Japan last November. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English, and will release it in print. The manga inspired an anime film that premiered in Japan in May 2013. The manga's eighth and ninth volumes both bundled original anime DVDs when they shipped in December 2012 and July 2013, respectively.
The manga also inspired a live-action series adaptation that premiered on Kakao Japan's new Piccoma TV streaming service last October. The second season premiered on June 1. The series will have a third season.
Nakamura's previous work includes Arakawa Under the Bridge, which ran from December 2004 to July 2015. The manga series has spanned 14 volumes and inspired two television anime series, a live-action television series, and a live-action film. Vertical licensed the manga and is releasing it in omnibus volumes.
Update: Black Night Parade will continue in the Ultra Jump magazine, not in Tonari no Young Jump as previously reported.
Source: Young Jump issue 33
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