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New Ken Wakui Manga Will Be Negai no Astro

Ken Wakui, the author of Tokyo Revengers, will start his new manga, Negai no Astro, from the 20th issue of Shonen Jump. It will be a series focusing on outlaws engaging in supernatural battles. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

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Negai no Astro, or Astro’s Wish, will start serialization later in April 2024. There’s not much concrete information about the plot. It seems that it’ll focus on a character named Hibaru, who will participate in a major conflict within the Sekengumi group as to who will inherit it. Reading this descriptor makes Negai no Astro sound quite similar to Tokyo Revengers. While Tokyo Revengers wasn’t about the yakuza, it was about delinquents and gangs.

Ken Wakui’s first work was Shinjuku Swan, which ran from 2005 to 2013 in Weekly Young Magazine. While he released several other series between then, it was Tokyo Revengers that pushed his name to the mainstream for anime and manga fans. While at first, Tokyo Revengers seems like it’s about delinquents and crime, it has a lot of science fiction themes, such as time travel. The main plot of the story focuses on the protagonist, Takemichi Hanagaki, who goes back in time to change the past and save his middle-school girlfriend. It ran from 2017 to 2022.

Negai no Astro, a new manga from Ken Wakui of Tokyo Revengers fame, will start serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 20, which should come out on April 15, 2024, in Japan.

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