Thursday, December 27, 2012

OtakuHome News Deadmans wonderland manga to resume soon

The February 2013 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine announced on Wednesday that Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou's Deadman Wonderland survival action manga will be returning from hiatus on January 26 in the magazine's March issue. The announcement also revealed that the newest chapter will begin the manga's final arc. Kondou also announced the news on his Twitter account on Wednesday and posted a preview image. The image (pictured at right) says, "the final carnival begins."

The series took a break in April after Kataoka announced her pregnancy. Kataoka revealed on her blog in November that she gave birth to a healthy baby boy in July and would return to the series soon.

Kataoka and Kondou premiered the series in Monthly Shōnen Ace in 2006. Tokyopop published the first five volumes of the manga before the company shut down its North American publishing division last year. Kadokawa Shoten released the manga's 11th compiled volume in Japan in October 2011.

The manga received a 12-episode television anime adaptation last year, and Funimation released the series in North America on DVD in October. I cant tell you guys how happy this news made me when I got it. Im a big deadmans wonderland fan. I picked up the manga back in 07 and when I heard of  Kataoka pregnancy I did think for a short time that the manga may end up being droped or at lest have a rushed end. But thankfully the last arc will get to finish properly and I cant wait to read it.

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