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Denpa Licenses Hideki Ohwada's The Men Who Created Gundam, Moto Hagio's Lil' Leo Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: F/GO Chaldea Scrapbook, Baby Bear's Bakery manga licensed

Manga publisher Denpa announced four new licenses during its Anime NYC panel on Friday.

Denpa announced it will release Hideki Ohwada's The Men Who Created Gundam (Gundam o Tsukutta Otoko-tachi) manga.

The manga dramatizes the creation of the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime, beginning from when Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino outlined his plan to his friend and eventual Gundam character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

Kadokawa released two volumes for the manga in 2014.

Ohwada previously drew the Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku manga and the Mobile Suit Gundam-san manga. The former inspired a three-episode video anime series, while the latter inspired a 13-episode television anime series in 2014.

Denpa also announced it will release Kamentotsu's Baby Bear's Bakery (Koguma no Cake-ya-san) manga. The Baby Bear's Bakery title is tentative.

Kamentotsu began serializing the manga on their Twitter account in November 2017, and it also began serializing on the Netlab website in December 2017. Shogakukan began releasing the manga in print in 2018, and the fourth compiled book volume shipped on September 12.

Denpa describes the manga: "A bear cub runs a cake shop but because he's just a baby, despite being a master baker, he doesn't have the best business sense."

The company will also release Nakatani's Fate/Grand Order: Chaldea Scrapbook (Fate/Grand Order: Chaldea Scrap) manga.

The manga features short stories centering on various characters involved with the Chaldea organization in the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game's story. Most of the short manga was originally published in the 12th issue of Kadokawa's TYPE-MOON Ace magazine in August 2017, with the book release adding an original story.

Kadokawa released the book in September 2018.

Denpa will release Moto Hagio's Lil' Leo (Leo-kun) manga. The English title is tentative.

The manga details the adventures of a two-year-old housecat named Leo, including going to school while riding on the neighboring kid's bag, starring in a movie, and being a manga assistant.

Hagio serialized the manga irregularly in Shogakukan's Flowers magazine. Shogakukan published the manga's compiled book volume in 2009.

Fantagraphics Books has released Hagio's Otherworld Barbara, Heart of Thomas (Thomas no Shinzō), and A Drunken Dream and Other Stories manga, and is also releasing Hagio's The Poe Clan manga. Viz Media previously released Hagio's They Were Eleven and A,A' manga in English.

Source: Denpa's Twitter account

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