Spriggan, Until Death Do Us Part's Hiroshi Takashige Ends 'RDB' Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Dark fantasy manga launched in November 2016

This year's 15th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine announced on Friday that writer Hiroshi Takashige (Spriggan, Until Death Do Us Part) and artist Jun Rokumoto will end their RDB (Red Data Book) manga in the magazine's next issue on August 2.

The duo launched the manga in Young Gangan in November 2016. Square Enix published the manga's third compiled volume on December 25.

The "dark fantasy" manga centers on Kento Kinugawa. Kento's mother remarried when he was young, and then she passed away when he was in middle school. Kento starts to live on his own to try to not be a burden on his stepfather and stepbrother, but one day a woman named Miho appears who says she wants him to receive the inheritance of his real father, a man named Tokimitsu Tsuwabuki.

Takashige wrote the manga Spriggan with artist Ryōji Minagawa beginning in 1989. Viz Media released an edited version of the manga as Striker from 1998-1999, but only released three of the eleven volumes. The manga inspired an anime film in 1998, and ADV Films released the film in 2002 with an English dub. The manga is inspiring a new anime series by David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Cells at Work!). Netflix will debut the anime worldwide.

Takashige ended his and artist DOUBLE-S's Until Death Do Us Part manga in November 2015. Yen Press publishes the manga in English.

Source: Young Gangan 15th issue

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