Maō Da Ze! Oreca Battle Spinoff Manga Ends

The December 2015 issue of Shogakukan’s Corocoro Comics published the final chapter of Posuka Demizu’s Maō Da Ze! Oreca Battle (I’m the Demon King! Oreca Battle) spinoff series on November 15, 2015. A special chapter will appear in CoroCoro Special‘s February 2016 issue at the end of December 2015. The second and final compiled volume will ship in Japan at the end of January 2016.

The series launched in March 2015 after Satoshi Yamaura’s Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle (Monster Chronicles Oreca Battle) manga ended. The manga follows the demon king Ginger-ale, who becomes human and must battle monsters in order to return to normal.

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I Am a Hero in Osaka Manga Is Ending in December 2015

The official website of Shogakukan’s Yawaraka Spirits online magazine has announced that Yuuki Honda’s I Am a Hero in Osaka spinoff manga will end with the seventh chapter on December 26, 2015. The Osaka-based spinoff of Kengo Hanazawa’s psychological zombie thriller manga I Am a Hero launched in June 2015.

In Hanazawa’s original manga, Hideo is an aspiring manga creator who once struggled with discontent with his assistant artist job and his relationship with his girlfriend — until people started turning into undead “ZQN” creatures overnight. After he is attacked by his ZQN virus-infected girlfriend “Tekko,” Hideo flees the overrun Tokyo metropolis with the shotgun he happens to own as a hobby. He travels with Hiromi, a high school girl whom he meets by chance, and they face the desperate situation with the help of a nurse named Yabu at a shopping mall.

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Gang King Manga Resumes After Two Year Hiatus and Changes Magazines

The December 2015 issue of Kodansha’s Magazine Special has announced that Daiju Yanauchi will resume serializing his Gang King manga after more than two years on hiatus, but will move the manga from Shonengahosha’s Young King magazine to Magazine Special. Yanauchi will publish the new chapter in the magazine on January 20, 2016. Magazine Special will run a digest of the manga on December 19, 2015.

The manga’s story focuses on Jimmy, a young high school student who aims to be the world’s best tattoo artist. Yanauchi launched the manga in Young King in 2003, and Shonengahosha published the 27th compiled book volume in August 2013. Yanauchi put the manga on hiatus in October 2013.

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Manga Creator Jinpachi Mori Passes Away

Manga creator Jinpachi Mori passed away on November 21, 2015 due to Barrett’s esophagus leading to esophageal cancer. He was 57 years old at the time of his passing.

Mori was born in Sasebo, Nagasaki in 1958. After graduating from the Nihon University College of Art, he began writing in magazines, launching his Kasai no Hito debut manga in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original magazine in 1988, with art by Osamu Uoto. The manga focused on a family court judge who loved flowers.

His other manga included Benkei in New York (N.Y. no Benkei), Tsuchi no Ko, Tajikarao, Saiban’in no Megami, and Nozomi.

Mori revealed his esophageal cancer in July 2014.

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Tokyo Ravens Manga to Resume in December 2015

The January 2016 issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine has announced that Atsushi Suzumi’s Tokyo Ravens manga will return from its hiatus in the next issue on December 26, 2015. The series went on hiatus in the November 2015 issue in September 2015.

The manga adapts Kouhei Azano’s Tokyo Ravens light novel series. The original school supernatural fantasy light novel series focuses on Harutora, a boy from a branch of the Tsuchimikado family of onmyōdō occult practitioners. However, he lacks the ability to see spirit energy, so he is now just an ordinary high school student. Natsume, a girl who was Harutora’s childhood friend and the next head of the Tsuchimikado family, reunites with Harutora and changes his future.

Suzumi launched the manga in Monthly Shōnen Ace in 2010. Kadokawa published the manga’s 11th compiled book volume on March 25, 2015.

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The Rose of Versailles to Get Two-Chapter ‘Oscar Volume’ Manga Starting in December

This year’s 24th issue of Shueisha’s Margaret magazine has announced that it will serialize a “new episode” of Riyoko Ikeda’s The Rose of Versailles manga beginning with its second 2016 issue on December 19, 2016. The new “large volume” two-chapter manga will be a fan-anticipated “Oscar-hen” (Oscar Volume).

Ikeda launched the original manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Margaret magazine in 1972. The story is set in the intrigue-filled court of Queen Marie Antoinette before and during the upheavals of the French Revolution. Lady Oscar is a young woman raised as a man to serve in the palace guards.

Ikeda published a 16-page one-shot, “Rose of Versailles Episode,” in Shueisha’s Margaret magazine in 2013, 40 years after the end of the original series. She has since continued penning The Rose of Versailles short stories for Margaret, the most recent of which, “Episode 6,” ran in two parts on March 20 and April 4, 2015.

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Dimension W Manga to Change Magazines

This year’s 23rd issue of Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine has announced that Yuji Iwahara’s Dimension W manga will move to the Monthly Big Gangan magazine. Iwahara will publish the manga’s next chapter in the first 2016 issue of Monthly Big Gangan, which Square Enix will publish on December 25, 2015. Young Gangan publishes new issues twice a month while Big Gangan is on a monthly schedule.

FUNimation, who is on the production committee for the manga’s upcoming anime adaptation, describes the story as:

In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.

Source: ANN