Shinbun Saturday: Manga, Angels, and Tentacle Monsters
More Assassination Classroom action on the way
Can get enough of a certain alien tentacle monster? Don’t worry! Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom is getting a spin-off series next month. Slated to run in Saikyou Jump, Koro-sensei Q! will be drawn and written by Kizuku Watanabe and Jou Aoto and feature the titular character as a demon king. The original manga is about an alien tentacle monster who destroyed the moon and is set to do the same to earth unless a class of students can kill him first.
Right on the heels of news that we’re apparently moving forward with a Hollywood adaptation of Death Note, Weekly Shonen Jump announced that the artist and writer team behind the manga will be working on a new title. Set to premiere in the December issue of Jump Square, the Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata manga, Platinum End, is about the relationship between a human and an angel.
Hentai mangaka addresses the moe trend
Speaking of tentacle monsters, the father of tentacle porn Toshio Maeda recently sat down in an interview with Otaku USA. Among the topics discussed include Maeda’s influences, why he chose to go with tentacles, and his opinions on the current moe trend in the industry.