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 collection Hello Rating Woman.
As reported by Anime News Network, manga retailer Honya Club has revealed that Problem 42 of Weekly Shonen Champion will characteristic a brand new manga from Oshikiri, entitled Genius. No particulars in regards to the manga aside from its creator and title have 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 collection 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 Avenue Fighter II, Haruo is lastly defeated by a brand new opponent, who seems to be Akira Ono, a quiet however common woman from his faculty who’s unnaturally proficient at video video games. The 2 develop into unlikely pals as their relationship parallels the expansion of the golden age of Japanese video video games throughout the decade. The collection highlights many real-world arcade recreation franchises, together with Avenue 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 collection, however Sq. Enix and SNK finally reached a deal that allowed the collection to proceed.
The manga was tailored right into a CG anime collection by animation studios JC Employees and SDME, which was launched completely on Netflix in 2018.
A follow-up/spinoff collection, entitled Hello Rating Woman DASH, started publication in 2019. The collection is targeted on the character of Koharu Hidaka and jumps ahead twenty years. Hidaka is now a center faculty instructor, however remains to be obsessive about the video video games that Haruo launched her to. The brand new collection was additionally written and drawn by Oshikiri. It’s unknown if the DASH collection will proceed whereas Oshikiri works on their new title.
Along with their manga titles, Oshikiri additionally wrote and directed the anime collection The Home Spirit Tatami-Chan. The comedy collection advised 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 collection’ manufacturing was efficiently crowdfunded and the present was streamed by Crunchyroll.