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Ryōji Minagawa, Fukurō Izumi's "Dante" Ocean King Manga Enters Final Arc

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Manga set during the 18th century in European Age of Sail debuted in December 2015

The October issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Saturday that Ryōji Minagawa and Fukurō Izumi's Kaiō Dante ("Dante" Ocean King) manga will enter its final arc in the magazine's next issue. The chapter in the October issue ended the manga's "Atlantis Arc."

Minagawa and Izumi launched the manga in the magazine in December 2015. Shogakukan published the manga's 10th volume on June 12, and will publish the 11th volume on October 12. Shogakukan describes the manga's story:

It is the middle of the 18th century. Beginning with the English, the Western European countries have begun to cast their gaze across the sea in an age of great romance. In such an age lives a boy who hides great power within him. What destiny awaits him as he struggles and cuts through the raging waves? An ocean spectacle romance action story begins!

Viz Media published three volumes of Minagawa and Hiroshi Takashige's Spriggan manga as Striker in North America from 1998 to 1999. Viz also released all 22 volumes of Minagawa and Kyoichi Nanatsuki's Project ARMS manga in North America from 2003 to 2009.

The Spriggan manga inspired an anime film in 1998, while Project ARMS inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 2001. Spriggan is inspiring a new anime series by David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Cells at Work!). Netflix will debut the anime worldwide.

Minagawa launched the Peace Maker manga (no relation to the similarly titled manga by Nanae Chrono) in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine in 2007, and ended the series in 2016.

Source: Monthly Shonen Sunday October issue


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