A retailer in Japan has listed a brand new, beforehand unannounced manga title by Rensuke Oshikiri, the creator of the video game-themed manga and anime sequence Hi Score Girl.
As reported by Anime News Network, manga retailer Honya Club has revealed that Situation 42 of Weekly Shonen Champion will function a brand new manga from Oshikiri, entitled Genius. No particulars concerning the manga aside from its writer and title had been revealed. The problem will likely be launched in Japan on Sept. 16.
Oshikiri is greatest generally known as the creator Hello Rating Woman, which was serialized in Sq. Enix’s Massive Gangan journal from 2010 – 2018. The sequence begins within the early ’90s and tells the story of Haruo Yaguchi, a younger boy who slacks off at college and spends all of his time obsessing over video video games. Throughout a day of destroying his competitors in Street Fighter II, Haruo is lastly defeated by a brand new opponent, who seems to be Akira Ono, a quiet however standard lady from his college who’s unnaturally proficient at video video games. The 2 turn into unlikely mates as their relationship parallels the expansion of the golden age of Japanese video video games through the decade. The sequence highlights many real-world arcade sport franchises, together with Road Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Virtua Fighter, Splatterhouse and some much more obscure titles, together with Cave’s DouDonPachi. The manga’s publication was briefly halted when King of Fighters and Metallic Slug writer SNK sued over unauthorized references to its video games within the sequence, however Sq. Enix and SNK finally reached a deal that allowed the sequence to proceed.
The manga was tailored right into a CG anime sequence by animation studios JC Employees and SDME, which was launched completely on Netflix in 2018.
A follow-up/spinoff sequence, entitled Hello Rating Woman DASH, started publication in 2019. The sequence is targeted on the character of Koharu Hidaka and jumps ahead twenty years. Hidaka is now a center college trainer, however continues to be obsessive about the video video games that Haruo launched her to. The brand new sequence was additionally written and drawn by Oshikiri. It’s unknown if the DASH sequence will proceed whereas Oshikiri works on their new title.
Along with their manga titles, Oshikiri additionally wrote and directed the anime sequence The Home Spirit Tatami-Chan. The comedy sequence instructed the story of a ghost who lives in Tokyo and has to cope with day-to-day struggles like discovering a job and paying their lease. The sequence’ manufacturing was efficiently crowdfunded and the present was streamed by Crunchyroll.
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Supply: Honya Club, by way of Anime News Network
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