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Crusher Joe Rebirth Manga Returns on July 13 With Adaptation of 1st Novel

posted on by Alex Mateo
Isuke Hari's manga adaptation of Haruka Takachino's sci-fi novels went on hiatus last October

This year's 14th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Crusher Joe REBIRTH, Isuke Hari's manga adaptation of Haruka Takachino's science fiction novel series Crusher Joe, will resume in the magazine's next issue on July 13.

The manga is returning with an adaptation of Takachino's first novel Crusher Joe: Rentai Wakusei Pizanne no Kiki (Crisis on Solidarity Planet Pizanne), originally published in 1977. The prologue chapter will be 36 pages long.

The manga went on hiatus in October 2020, and had previously planned to return this spring.

Crusher Joe REBIRTH launched in Evening in September 2017. Manga creator and animator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Gundam: The Origin) is designing the characters. Kodansha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on December 23.

Takachino and the artist Fujihiko Hosono previously adapted the series into a manga in 1979. Anime studio Sunrise adapted the Crusher Joe novels into a 1983 film and a 1989 video project, both of which AnimEigo released in North America. The company describes the story:

The galaxy is a strange and dangerous place, and there are times when even the United Space Force can't help. That's where the Crushers come in - skilled troubleshooters who will deal with any problem, large or small, for a fee (large only!) And there is no better Crusher than Crusher Joe!

Discotek Media more recently released the movie on DVD in April 2017, and on Blu-ray Disc in June 2020. The publisher released the OVAs on DVD in September 2017, and on Blu-ray Disc in August 2020.

Source: Evening issue 14

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