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Animanga in the News: 5/13/11

+ posted by vintagemistakes in Anime/Manga News on May 13, 2011 16:22
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything sent waves through the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm vintagemistakes and will be trying to fill in for Saladesu over the next couple of days. ;)

Hiroya Oku Draws Gantz Manga 1-Shot Spinoff

Gantz/Nishi focuses on Jōichirō Nishi character outside main story

Manga creator Hiroya Oku drew a one-shot Gantz spinoff titled Gantz/Nishi for this year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump, which shipped on Thursday. The spinoff depicts the previously unrevealed life of middle school student Jōichirō Nishi outside the deadly game of Gantz.

The magazine also notes that a Gantz exhibition is running at Tokyo's Shueisha Museum until June 30. On display in the museum are the X-Guns, Gantz Suits, Gantz Sphere, and the multi-limbed Senjukannon enemy seen in the live-action films.

The publication of the one-shot spinoff marks the theatrical release of the second live-action film based the manga, Gantz: Perfect Answer. The film, which hit theaters on April 23, opened at #1 on the Japanese charts.

Dark Horse Comics is releasing the 17th English volum of the manga in North America this month.

Sources: Comic Natalie & ANN


Monochrome Factor Manga to End in Japan in June

Kaili Sorano's supernatural action manga inspired 2008 TV anime

The June issue of Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Avarus magazine is announcing on Saturday that Kaili Sorano will end her Monochrome Factor manga in the next issue on June 15. The story follows a slacker high school student named Akira Nikaido who becomes a shin, a supernatural being, to restore the balance between our world and the shadow world.

The manga launched in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade Masamune in 2004, but after that magazine ended in 2007, the manga moved to Monthly Comic Blade Avarus (now known as Monthly Comic Avarus). Tokyopop published the first four of the 10 current volumes of the manga in North America. The manga inspired a 2008 television anime series from director Yuu Kou and the studios GENCO and A.C.G.T.

The June issue of Monthly Comic Avarus is launching Furumachi Miyoshi's Kekkō na Otemae desu. manga. The July issue will run the launch of Matsushi-Gura's manga series Shiroman and the end of Mei Noguchi's Finlandia -Santa Yōsei Gakkō- manga.

Sources: Manga News & ANN


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