Beck's Harold Sakuishi Relaunches Gorillaman Manga for 2 New Chapters

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
19-volume manga originally launched in 1988

This year's 45th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Monday that Harold Sakuishi will relaunch his Gorillaman manga under the title Gorillaman 40 in the magazine's 46th issue. The two-chapter manga is part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for Weekly Young Magazine.

Sakuishi launched the original Gorillaman comedy manga in 1988, and the manga had 19 total volumes. The story centers on Sadaharu Ikedo, or the titular Gorillaman. He transfers into a new high school, and even though he's very shy, he for some reason gets along with the delinquents in his class. His classmates nickname him Gorillaman based on how he looks.

The manga inspired a two-episode OVA in 1992-1993.

Sakuishi put his 7-nin no Shakespeare: Non Sanz Droict (Seven Shakespeares: Not Without Right) manga on indefinite hiatus in April. Sakuishi launched the sequel manga of Seven Shakespeares (7-nin no Shakespeare) in Kodansha's Young Magazine in December 2016. Digital reading platform Comixology launched the original Seven Shakespeares manga on the service as a Comixology Original in July 2018.

Sakuishi launched the Beck manga in the July 1999 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine, and ended it in 2008. Kodansha published 34 compiled book volumes for the manga. Tokyopop published 14 volumes of the manga from 2005 to 2008. The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime in 2004, as well as a live-action film in 2010.

Source: Weekly Young Magazine issue 45

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