This year’s July issue of Shonengahosha’s Young King Bull magazine revealed on June 4 that Naoki Serizawa ‘s Saru Lock Reboot manga will have a new spinoff one-shot manga titled “Kenny to Gucchi, Soshite Tetsuro” (Kenny and Gucchi and also Tetsuro) in the magazine’s next issue in July.
Serizawa launched the Saru Lock Reboot manga in Young King Bull’s October 2018 magazine. Shonengahosha published the four-volume manga last November. The manga went on hiatus last month when Serizawa launched the Saru Lock spinoff Saitō Chronicle – Heaven’s Crow Fūun Risshi (Saitō Chronicle – Aiming High in Heaven’s Crow). Saru Lock Reboot will continue this summer.
The Saitō Chronicle – Heaven’s Crow Fūun Risshi manga came to an end on the 4th.
The original Saru Lock manga is about Yatarō “Saru” Sarumaru, an ordinary high school boy who dreams of idols but has no luck with girls. However, this silver-haired son of a locksmith also happens to be a locksmith genius, and there is no lock that “Saru” (literally “monkey”) cannot open.
Serizawa launched the original action comedy manga in 2003 and Kodansha published the 22nd and final compiled volume in 2009. The series inspired a live action film adaptation and a TV series adaptation in 2009. .
Serizawa’s previous Biohazard: Marhawa Desire manga debuted with an opening chapter in the first issue of CAPCOM’s CapBom! magazine in 2011, and the series ended in 2013. Viz Media published the five-volume manga in North America under the title Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire.
Serizawa is also the monster designer for Yoshitaka Amano’s recent Gibiate anime project.