Dark fantasy manga about demon king training academy to launch on July 6
Kodoani.com – The July issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed on Tuesday that author Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Edens Zero) will launch a new manga titled DEAD ROCK in the magazine’s August issue, which will ship on July 6. Mashima revealed the manga on Twitter as a short serialization.
The story of the dark fantasy manga focuses on Dead Rock, a Demon King’s training facility deep in the demon world. To knock down Dead Rock’s door, a young demon named Yakuto had to pass the test of a harsh entrance exam.
Mashima ended her Heros manga mini-series in December 2019. The manga launched in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October 2019.
Mashima launched her Edens Zero manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in June 2018, and the manga entered its final arc in December. Kodansha published the manga’s 26th volume on April 17. The manga’s first anime premiered in Japan in April 2021 and aired for 25 episodes. The second season premiered on April 1.
Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga launched in 2006 and ended in July 2017. The final anime season based on the manga premiered in Japan in October 2018. The anime series ended in September 2019.
The manga has adapted two previous television anime series, two animated films, several original anime projects, and a spin-off manga.
Atsuo Ueda (Dr. Prisoner, Hajime Shachō Monogatari) launched the official sequel to Mashima’s Fairy Tail original manga on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket manga app in July 2018. Mashima is providing the original storyboard for the manga. and Ueda will draw the series. Kodansha published compiled volume 14 on April 7. The manga is also adapting a TV series adaptation to an anime.
Mashima is designing the characters for the recently announced Marvelous game Project Magia.