Manga creator Tobira Oda launched a new manga titled Chotto Fushigi na Kono Uchū (This Slightly Strange Universe) on the Futabasha website last Friday. The first chapter of the manga focuses on a jizō statue with the hair of a demon god who punishes passersby who mistreat it.
Oda will also launch a new manga titled Shimeppoi Hanashi desu ga … (This Is a Melancholy Story, But …) in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original Zōkan magazine on October 12.
Oda launched the Danchi Tomoo manga in Big Comic Spirits in 2003 and ended it in February 2019. Shogakukan published the 33rd and final volume of the manga in March 2019.
The manga has been nominated for the prestigious Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize in 2005, 2006 and 2007 .
The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that aired for 78 episodes from April 2013 to February 2015.