The manga collection generally known as Act-Age was unceremoniously delivered to an finish by Shueisha due to the controversy involving the creator of the collection, Tatsuya Matsuki. The artist of the collection, Shiro Usazaki, who had nothing to do with stated controversy is trying to bounce again with a brand new manga one-shot titled Kimi to Aoi Yoru no. The upcoming single story will likely be written by creators Kidasaori and Muneaki Taoko, revolving across the concept of a “homicide game thriller”.

Should you’re unaware of the Act-Age controversy which rocked the anime world, author Tatsuya Matsuki was taken into custody as soon as a police report was filed in 2020 stating that the author had touched a center college lady inappropriately. It was additional reported that Matsuki had additionally carried out an indecent act on one other center college lady earlier that day and the author kept away from denying the allegations following their arrest. Following the announcement that Act-Age can be understandably canceled, Shueisha launched an official assertion: “This can be very unlucky to have to finish a collection that has obtained a lot help from so many readers on this approach. Nonetheless, this choice was made due to the character of the incident, and since Weekly Shonen Soar acknowledges the load of its social accountability. We provide our deepest regrets and apologies to our readers.”

A Homicide Thriller Manga

The brand new one-shot particular will arrive within the upcoming situation of Weekly Shonen Soar on March twentieth, 2023. Shueisha has but to substantiate whether or not Kimi to Aoi Yoru no will obtain extra chapters, although Shonen Soar has printed a lot of one-shots that by no means obtained sequels. With homicide mysteries like Knives Out and its follow-up Glass Onion rising in popularity, maybe this new one-shot might swing open the door for anime to dive additional into the thriller style.

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Following the incident, artist Shiro Usazaki has expressed sympathy and condolences for many who have been affected by the actions of Act-Age’s author. Usazaki had labored on a previous one-shot to this upcoming launch titled Engan no Cyclops, aka Hearth-Eyed Cyclops, which ran within the pages of Weekly Shonen Soar. The artist acknowledged the next when it got here to the victims of the incident: “Initially, I want to categorical my heartfelt sympathy to the sufferer and her household. It’s really an act of braveness that she spoke up in nice shock and worry and did not let go of the anger on the harm to her dignity.”

One other huge promoting level of the upcoming homicide thriller is that Shueisha is touting it as an “interactive” manga, during which readers will have the ability to play by way of the story through their smartphones. The chapter is reportedly fifteen pages lengthy so it’s positive to be a breezy thriller. It ought to be attention-grabbing to see how the one-shot is ready to incorporate expertise into the manga’s story and if it hits North America correct.

Through WSJ_Manga