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Monthly Comic Bunch Magazine Ends Physical Version, Launches Online Magazine - News

Transition: Monthly Comic Bunch Magazine Shifts to Digital Format, Launches Online Edition – Manga


Comic Bunch Kai makes its digital debut on April 26th; manga futures revealed


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Image via Monthly Comic Bunch website

The May issue of Shinchosha‘s Monthly Comic @Bunch magazine disclosed last Thursday that it marks the magazine’s final physical edition, paving the way for its digital reincarnation as Comic Bunch Kai, slated to launch on April 26th.

Eri Nanato and Satoshi Kameyama‘s Boku no Tsuma wa Hattatsu Shōgai manga concluded in this issue. Tarō Samoedo‘s Artiste manga will relocate to the sister magazine Kurage Bunch, while Junya Inoue‘s Kaijū Jieitai manga will carry on within Comic Bunch Kai starting April 26th.

Michihiko Fujiei (The Yokai Caretaker) will introduce a new manga to Comic Bunch Kai titled Saigo no Restaurant Dante (The Last Restaurant Dante). Sōichi Sumoto, also known as Souichi Moto, will embark on a new manga journey in Comic Bunch Kai titled Hōjin Dakkan: Jieitai Tokushubutai ga Ugoku Toki (Recovering Japanese Nationals: When the SDF Special Forces Move Out).

Likewise, Ko Hiratori and artist J-ta Yamada will debut a new manga in the JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World series on Comic Bunch Kai titled JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World Autumn. Following the footsteps of its predecessors, this manga will adapt a sequel short story novel from the series.

Shinchosha initiated the Weekly Comic Bunch magazine in 2001, transitioning it into a monthly publication in 2011. Over the years, the magazine has featured a plethora of manga titles such as Btooom!, BTOOOM! U-18, Blue Thermal -Aonagi Daigaku Taiiku-kai Kōkū-bu-, Gangsta., Change the World: Bloodthirsty Killer from Today, Usamaru Furuya‘s No Longer Human, I’m a Wolf, but My Boss is a Sheep!, Papa and Daddy’s Home Cooking, Rose Bertin: The Dressmaker That Launched a Thousand Dreams, and Tsuyuno-chan Likes to Show Off, many of which have been licensed in English. Notable among them are Btooom!, Gangsta., and Blue Thermal, which have inspired anime adaptations.

Source: Monthly Comic @Bunch May issue


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