Hi Score Girl's Rensuke Oshikiri Listed as Launching New Manga on September 16 (Updated)

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New manga listed with title Genius in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine

The digital retailer Honya Club in its listing for this year's 42nd issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine states that Rensuke Oshikiri will launch a new manga titled Geniearth in the issue. The issue will ship on September 16.

Oshikiri launched the Hi Score Girl manga in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine in 2010, and ended it in September 2018. Square Enix published the manga's 10th and final volume on March 25. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga in English.

Oshikiri launched the Hi Score Girl DASH spinoff in Big Gangan in December 2019. The manga focuses on the character Koharu Hidaka, who is a middle school teacher close to 30 years old in 2007.

The first season of the main manga's television anime adaptation premiered in Japan in July 2018. Netflix began streaming the show outside of Japan in December 2018. The original video anime (OVA) episodes shipped on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan in March 2019 along with a new eight-page manga by Oshikiri. The new episodes also began streaming on Netflix on the same day. The nine-episode second season premiered in Japan in October 2019. The series began streaming on Netflix in April 2020.

Oshikiri held a crowdfunding campaign from October to December 2019 for his mini anime project The House Spirit Tatami-chan. The anime premiered in April 2020, and was Oshikiri's directorial debut in anime. He also drew the art, wrote the scripts, and drafted the original character designs. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired.

Update: The 41st issue of Weekly Shōnen Champion revealed on September 9 that the manga is titled Geniearth. The manga will center on a titular "Geniearth" who possesses a supernatural power to eradicate "lesser species," and who plans to overturn the country. Image added above. Source: Weekly Shōnen Champion's website

Source: Honya Club

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