Manga Briefs Roundup: March-April 2021

Manga Briefs Roundup: March-April 2021

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: While our news staff strive to bring as much of the most important manga, anime, and video game news to our readers as possible, we sometimes find that we have news items that we aren’t able to publish in a timely manner, and in the end discard them. Most of these news…

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Editor’s Note: While our news staff strive to bring as much of the most important manga, anime, and video game news to our readers as possible, we sometimes find that we have news items that we aren’t able to publish in a timely manner, and in the end discard them. Most of these news items are ones found in various manga magazines that don’t get picked up by other news outlets. In an attempt to help get more of these news items out into the public, we’re publishing a roundup in one fell swoop.

The below news items are sorted by the date the news was announced.


The April issue of Libre Inc.’s Magazine Be x Boy revealed on March 7 that Tsuta Suzuki‘s Barbarities manga will end in the May issue out on April 7. Suzuki is also the storywriter for the Heaven’s Design Team manga, and also the manga creator for the Your story I’ve known and A Strange and Mystifying Story manga. Source: Magazine Be x Boy April issue


The April issue of Bushiroad‘s Monthly Bushiroad magazine revealed on March 8 that Makimaki Mawaru’s Yonkoma Starlight four-panel manga spinoff of the Revue Starlight franchise will end in the magazine’s May issue on April 8. The third and final volume will ship on May 8. Source: Monthly Bushiroad April issue


This year’s eighth issue of Shueisha‘s Grand Jump magazine published the first of two new chapters on March 16 for Hiroshi Takano and Hiroshi Motomiya‘s Good Job manga. The magazine will publish the second and final chapter in the ninth issue on April 7. The manga had ended its main story in July 2020. Motomiya’s popular Salaryman Kintaro manga has been running on and off in Shueisha‘s Weekly Young Jump magazine since 1994. Source: Grand Jump issue 8


Manga creator Shūzō Oshimi (The Flowers of Evil, Inside Mari) revealed on March 22 that Shinchosha‘s Yomyom magazine is ending publication. The last issue shipped on March 19. Oshimi was in charge of drawing covers for the magazine. Source: Shūzō Oshimi‘s Twitter account


This year’s eighth issue of Akita Shoten‘s Young Champion magazine published the final chapter on March 23 of the latest installment in Satoshi Yoshida‘s Arakure Knight series, titled Arakure Knight: Remember Tomorrow – Ghost Note. The manga is the fifth installment in the series, and it launched in August 2020. The magazine also revealed that a sixth installment of the series, titled Arakure Knight Remember Tomorrow: Dead Flower, will launch in the ninth issue on April 13. The original manga inspired the Shin Shōnan Bakusōzoku Arakure Knight original video anime (OVA) in 1997. Source: Young Champion issue 8


The May issue of Houbunsha‘s Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine published the final chapter on March 24 of author Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass, Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka) and artist Koto’s (Yōkoso Genkai Shūraku e!) Writer × Writer manga about anime scriptwriters. The duo launched the manga in October 2017. The manga’s third and final volume will release in May. Source: Manga Time Kirara Forward May issue


The May issue of Kodansha‘s Dessert magazine revealed on March 24 that the previously announced new manga for Waiting for Spring (Harumatsu Bokura) manga creator Anashin will launch in the magazine on April 24. The manga’s title is Unmei no Hito ni Deau Hanashi (A Talk About Meeting Your Fated Person). Source: Dessert May issue


The May issue of Kadokawa‘s Monthly Asuka magazine revealed on March 24 that starting with the issue that will ship on May 24, the magazine will release a new issue every other month instead of every month. Source: Monthly Asuka May issue


Ichijinsha published the second and final volume of Mogusu‘s Shiosai no Majo (Witch of Sea Roar) manga on March 24. Mogusu‘s Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui (It’s Disgusting to Call This Love) “age-gap romantic comedy” manga, which is inspiring an anime adaptation that premiered on April 5, also ended in its eighth volume on March 24. Source: Shiosai no Majo volume 2


This year’s seventh issue of Shogakukan‘s Big Comic magazine published the final chapter on March 25 of Hidenori Hara‘s Shō mo Nai Bokura no Renai-ron (Our Hopeless Love Theory) “middle age love story” manga. The manga launched in the magazine in January 2019. Hara received an award in the 33rd Shogakukan Manga Awards for his Just Meet and Fuyu Monogatari manga. He drew one of the manga adaptations of the Train Man: Densha Otoko story that Viz Media published in North America from 2006 to 2007. Hara’s Hoshi no Furumachi (When You Wish Upon a Star) manga inspired a live-action film in 2011. Source: Big Comic issue 7


Shinchosha‘s Kurage Bunch website revealed on March 26 that Tomomi Usui will launch a new manga on April 13 titled Kami to Yobareta Otaku (The Otaku Called a God) with original storywriter Rootport. Seven Seas is releasing Usui’s Cube Arts manga in English. Source: Kurage Bunch’s website


Shinchosha‘s Kurage Bunch website revealed on March 26 that Hazumu Sazuka will launch a new manga in the SSSS.Gridman franchise titled Gridman Dogma on April 13. Source: Kurage Bunch’s website


The May issue of Kadokawa‘s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine revealed on March 26 that author Junpei Inuzuka and illustrator Katsumi Enami‘s Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudō) light novel series is inspiring a new manga adaptation in the magazine starting in its June issue on April 26. Morozawa Yamizawa is drawing the manga. Seven Seas is releasing the light novels in English, and Yen Press and Crunchyroll are releasing Takaaki Kugatsu‘s other manga adaptation in English. Source: Monthly Shōnen Ace May issue


The May issue of Kadokawa‘s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine revealed on March 26 that Atsushi Suzumi‘s manga adaptation of Lodoss-tō Senki: Seiyaku no Hōkan (Record of Lodoss War: The Pledged Diadem), the first new novel for the Record of Lodoss War franchise in 12 years, will end its “first part” in the June issue on April 26. The manga launched in October 2019. Source: Monthly Shōnen Ace May issue


The May issue of Kodansha‘s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on March 26 that storywriter Yuuko Kakihara and artist Yasu‘s Cells at Work: Platelets! (Hataraku Kesshōban-chan) manga will end in the June issue on April 26. The manga launched in May 2019, and Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English. Source: Monthly Shonen Sirius May issue


The May issue of Kadokawa‘s Monthly Comic Alive magazine published the final chapter on March 27 of author Akiyoshi Ota and artist Tatsuya Endō‘s I’m the Hero, But the Demon Lord’s Also Me (Boku ga Yūsha de Mō mo Boku de) manga. The manga’s fourth volume will ship in May. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English. Source: Monthly Comic Alive May issue


The May issue of Kadokawa‘s Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine revealed on March 27 that Mari Matsuzawa‘s Miharashi-sō no 6-nin no Hanayome (Six Brides of Miharashi Apartment) manga will end in the magazine’s June issue on April 27. Matsuzawa ended the Saikin, Imōto no Yōsu ga Chotto Okashiin Da Ga. (Recently, my sister is unusual.) manga in May 2016. Matsuzawa’s other works include Hinadori Girl, Inukami!, and Sanbun no Ichi. The original Inukami! light novel also inspired an anime, and Seven Seas published the manga in North America. Source: Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh May issue


The sixth issue of Kadokawa‘s Young Dragon Age magazine revealed on March 29 that author Mikoto Yamada and illustrator Fumihiro Kiso‘s Yojōhan Isekai Kōryūki manga will end in the magazine’s seventh issue on June 28. Seven Seas published Kiso’s The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! manga in English. Source: Young Dragon Age issue 6


Yachi published the final chapter on March 30 of Yamainu no Zangyō ni Warau, a gag comedy spinoff of Karakara-Kemuri’s Laughing Under the Clouds manga. The spinoff manga launched on the Mag Comi website in April 2020. Tokyopop is releasing the main manga in English starting in April. Source: Magcomi


This year’s 18th issue of Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on March 31 that Seto Ririura will launch a manga adaptation of Ameko Kaeruda‘s Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress! light novels on the Sunday Webry website starting on April 12. J-Novel Club publishes the novels in English. Source: Weekly Shonen Sunday issue 18


Manga creator est em revealed on Twitter on March 31 that em’s Ii ne! Hikaru Genji-kun manga will end in the next issue of Shodensha‘s Feel Young magazine, which will ship on April 8. The final volume will ship in May. The manga launched in December 2015, and ended its “third season” in May 2020. Netcomics released em’s Age Called Blue in English, Aurora Publishing released Red Blinds the Foolish and Seduce Me After the Show in English, and Viz Media released Tableau Numéro 20 in English. Source: est em‘s Twitter account


The May issue of Shueisha‘s Saikyō Jump magazine published the final chapter on April 1 of Kenji Taira‘s Boruto: Saikyo Dash Generations manga. The manga is a spin-off series of Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto‘s Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga series, and it launched in Saikyō Jump in March 2017. The manga’s fourth volume will ship on June 4. Taira previously drew the Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend manga. Source: Saikyō Jump May issue


The May issue of Shueisha‘s Saikyō Jump magazine published the final chapter on April 1 of Setta Kobayashi’s Asta-kun Mahōtei e no Michi (Asta’s Journey to Wizard King) manga. The manga is a gag spinoff of Yūki Tabata‘s Black Clover manga, and it launched in February 2018. The manga’s second and third compiled volumes will both release in July. Source: Saikyō Jump May issue


The May issue of Shueisha‘s Saikyō Jump magazine revealed on April 1 that Takeshi Okano and Sho Makura‘s Jigoku Sensei Nube S manga, a spinoff of the authors’ Jigoku Sensei Nube manga, will end in the next issue in May. The manga launched in 2018. Source: Saikyō Jump May issue


The official Twitter account for Shogakukan‘s “e Big Comic 4″ website revealed on April 2 that Aki Katsu‘s 3 Partner Hajimemashita!! (We started 3 partnership!!) manga ended on the website on the same day. The manga started in December 2018. Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne) has been drawing Futari H (Manga Sutra), which describes itself as a “love bible” or a “user’s manual” for people in love, in Young Animal and Young Animal Arashi since 1997. Source: “e Big Comic 4’s Twitter account


The 2,753rd issue of Nihonbungeisha‘s Weekly Manga Goraku magazine revealed on April 2 that Morio Nakajima’s manga adaptation of Shōtarō Ikenami‘s essay Otoko no Sahō (The Manners of a Man) will end in the magazine’s next issue on April 9. Ikenami is the author of the Onihei Crime Reports in Edo (Onihei Hankachō) novel series, which inspired a television anime in January 2017. Source: Weekly Manga Goraku issue 2,753


Mag Garden‘s Mag Comi website revealed on April 4 that Morito Yamataka (Carole & Tuesday manga) will launch a manga adaptation of the Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- television anime on the website on April 10. Vivy Score is credited with the original work. Source: MagComi


This year’s ninth issue of Shueisha‘s Margaret magazine revealed on April 5 that Miyoshi Tomori‘s A Devil and Her Love Song (Akuma to Love Song) manga is getting a new short serialization to commemorate the upcoming live-action adaptation of the manga. The manga’s title will be Akuma to Love Song Encore and it will debut in the combined 10th and 11th issue on April 20. Viz Media published the manga in English. Source: Margaret issue 9


This year’s ninth issue of Hakusensha‘s Hana to Yume magazine revealed on April 5 that Yu Tomofuji will launch a new manga in the magazine titled Siariz no Shugosha (Siariz’s Gaurdian). The manga will debut in the magazine’s combined 10th and 11th issue on April 20. Yen Press is publishing Tomofuji’s Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts (Niehime to Kemono no Ō) manga in English, and the manga is getting a TV anime. Source: Hana to Yume issue 9


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