One-shot continues the “Kibō no Entotsu” story line of the manga focusing on Rin Akatsuki
Kodoani.com – Shueisha revealed on Wednesday that Osamu Akimoto will draw a new 46-page one-shot chapter for the manga. Kochikame by Osamu Akimoto titled “Kibō no Entotsu (Natsu) -1963- Kankichi-tachi no Natsuyasumi” (Chimney of Hope (Summer) -1963- The Summer Vacation of Kankichi and Company) in this 32nd issue of Weekly Shonen magazine Jump releases on July 10. One-shot will have a color opening page.
One-shot will be the first chapter of the manga in 11 months. (Akimoto previously drew a chapter in August 2022.) One-shot is the third story in the manga’s “Kibō no Entotsu” (Chimney of Hope) storyline, revolving around the character Rin Akatsuki (not related to the manga’s “Kibō no Entotsu” (Chimney of Hope) story. real-life singer), a singer and worker in the Senju Thermal Power Plant, a famous power plant that existed in Tokyo from 1926 to 1963. The station’s chimneys are commonly used in many ways. different media to signal the time period to the audience.
The first story in the running storyline debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2004. The chapter is titled “Kibō no Entotsu no Maki” (The Story of the Chimneys of Hope), set in 1955, and shows Rin meeting the young Kankichi. The second story, titled “Kibō no Entotsu -Hashima-” (Chimneys of Hope -Hashima-) is set in Rin’s birthplace on Hashima Island, the famous “Battleship Island”. That story came out in December 2012.
The new story “Kibō no Entotsu (Natsu) -1963- Kankichi-tacho no Natsuyasumi” is set in 1963, and revolves around Kankichi and the others who come to Hashima to meet Rin.
Kochikame ended in September 2016 after 40 years of publication, although Akimoto has published several additional chapters to the manga since then. The manga had about 150 million copies in print as of June 2016 when the 199th volume was published. The manga’s 201st volume was published in October 2021.