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Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Novels Get Gourmet Manga Spinoff

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsumumi launches manga about Lulu in January

The January 2022 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine revealed on Thursday that Tsumumi will launch a manga spinoff of Hiro Ainana and shri's Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku) light novel series in the magazine's next issue on January 8. The manga is titled Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kōfukukyoku (Death March to the Parallel World Music for Happy Stomachs), and will be a gourmet manga spinoff centering on the Phantom Chef Lulu.

The story of the original light novel series follows a 29-year-old programmer who is on a "death march," but one day he wakes up in another world after a nap. From a meteor shower he happens to gain vast riches, and he decides to go sightseeing. So begins his "heartwarming, occasionally serious, and harem" adventure in another world.

Ainana launched the series online on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō ("Let's Be Novelists") website in 2013, and Kadokawa published the first volume with illustrations by shri in in March 2014. The 23rd volume of the novel series shipped on July 9. Ainana ended the web novel series in March 2020, but Ainana has continued to write side stories online. The print novels will have a different ending than the web novels.

A television anime adaptation of the novels premiered in January 2018, and ended with its 12th episode in March 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles, while Funimation streamed an English dub.

Megumu Aya began a manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Age Premium magazine, but the series moved to Monthly Dragon Age when Age Premium ceased publication in July 2015. Akira Segami launched the Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku Ex: Arisa Ōjo no Isekai Funtōki prequel manga spinoff in February 2018, and ended it in July 2018. The spinoff follows the character Arisa before she became Satō's slave. The manga's one compiled book volume shipped in August 2018.

Yen Press is releasing the original light novel series and the main manga adaptation.

Kaiten Books is releasing Tsumumi's manga adaptation of Yūki Kimikawa and Gaou's Welcome to the Outcast's Restaurant! light novel series. The manga launched on Overlap's Comic Gardo site in September 2019.

Source: Monthly Dragon Age January 2022 issue and website

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