This May 26, the third volume of Planet Manga, the Japanese comic magazine with national authors. And he does it with a cover for a new series: Backhome, by Sergio Hernández and Toni Caballero, a fast-paced seinen in true Naoki Urasawa style that begins with a double chapter.
The new series is accompanied by new chapters of Gryphoon (by Luis Montes), Alter Ego (by Ana C. Sánchez), Good Game! (by Blanca Mira and Kaoru Okino), Meadow Queen (by Risu Risu), Wing (by Senshiru) and La historia del manga (by Marc Bernabé, Oriol Estrada and Marian Company), in addition to the penultimate chapter of Shion (by Alba Cardona) and the Uroboros (Ernest Sala) release. The absence of Aaron Fire (from Álvaro Jaudenes) is due to a break to plan the last chapters and return with more energy in the following installments.
But Backhome is not the only novelty in this issue! We premiered the two-episode miniseries Beastly Circus by award-winning Kaoru Okino. And as for short stories we have the return of two of the most celebrated authors of our first issue: Marta Salmons offers us the short story Mr. Lightfeet and Akira Pantsu, by absolute popular request, returns to the much-loved universe of Midoriboshi with a sequel from Kiku's point of view.
As if all this were not enough, we will have a new interview by Umaru-chan to the authors of Backhome, with unpublished designs, the 4-koma by Kalathras and Rawder and illustrations by Laia López, Judit Mallol, Santi Casas and the excellent quality that brings the incorporation of Inma R. with a double page drawing.
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Noha Argonnar's greatest dream is to follow in his brother's footsteps and become a member of the Gryphoon, the only elite Arkan military unit capable of defeating the Eckhos. In order to achieve this, you must first pass "The Trial of Valor", a race against the clock towards the academy where future Ark heroes are trained. Along the way he will encounter numerous dangers and will soon understand that the only way to overcome them is by allying himself with three other candidates: ex-convict Khaine, the giant Anthorxa and the ingenious Keats. Can this motley group eventually become Gryphoon?
Noel is deeply in love with his best friend Elena and her world collapses when she starts dating a boy. One night, in a moment of despair, he ventures with a stranger who is on the street. This girl will turn out to be June, Elena's other best friend, and therefore yet another person to compete with. But in a group outing to the zoo you will discover that you are not the only one who has feelings for Elena and will understand that if you want to keep your friendship you will have to overcome your insecurities and jealousy.
Before passing away, Yuki's mother confesses that she has a brother. After this great revelation, our protagonist decides to commit a great madness: traveling to Spain with her best friend, Enishi, and entering a video game contest in which her brother will also participate. But once there you will discover that starting a fraternal relationship with a person you do not know will not be as easy as she originally thought.
A distant kingdom lives in misery and the only way to save it is by obtaining the Eternal Egg, an ancient relic guarded by the dragon god called Uroboros and an essential ingredient to create the philosopher's stone. The man who achieves such a feat will be able to keep half the gem and although it is increasingly difficult to find heroes capable of achieving such an undertaking, the greed of the human being is always stronger than his reason.
30 years after the 1st Space War that devastated Earth, a colony of humans discovers a sign of life from their destroyed planet. How it can be that a human being has managed to survive such apocalyptic circumstances is quite an enigma, but there is a fact that researchers do have clear: Shion represents a threat to all humanity but it can also be the key to returning home. It is for this reason that they decide to take it away and investigate it, although there are some members of the ship who oppose it. But Shion wants to return to her true home and Koro, the only person who treats her as a human being and not as a monster or an experiment, will help her to get it.
Amame has had a recurring dream since she was a child: that she is a water witch on an apparently uninhabited small planet. But one night you will meet a plant bush called Kiku and together they will populate with vegetation that paradise named Midoriboshi. Suddenly, just as Amame has her first love affair, Kiku disappears. It is at this moment that he realizes that perhaps he had more feelings than he imagined towards someone who does not even know if it is real.
Several years have passed and Kiku still does not appear, but one day walking down the street he finds himself in a flower shop with a nostalgic name that awakens his hope. Indeed, inside is Kiku. We know what Amame's story is, but what is Kiku's? How did she experience this separation?
Erika's parents are an eminence in the world of sports and her wish is that her daughter follow in her footsteps. Although Erika is happy playing Rugby and going to classes with her great friend Hitoshi, what she is really passionate about is drawing.
One day, in the stands of the rugby stadium, she observes that there is a mysterious boy looking very closely at the training sessions and she is so impressed that she cannot avoid portraying him. That same afternoon, he goes to buy the new number of his favorite manga and to his surprise he discovers that his mysterious boy is the shop assistant! Your first reaction will be to get out of there as soon as possible, but the rush plays a trick on you and makes you forget your sketchbook on the counter.
From birth Kethrylia was destined to be a great warrior from the kingdom of Mainread. But Lia is already tired of fighting bloody battles and what she wants is to stop fighting so that she can be together with her beloved Violen. Finally, when she is called up again, she decides to defect so that she can take charge of her life and be free.
It is the first day of Torosuke Arisugawa in the magazine of Gekkan History but there is a problem: you have no idea of manga. Your director and your partner should arm themselves with patience and start explaining everything from the beginning. But they will have the help of "the virtual room", a tool that will allow them to teleport to the past and see with their own eyes the entire history of the manga.
Errata faith: The double page at the end of Midoriboshi should be read between pages 10 and 11 (172-173 of the magazine).
The story will be published again in correct order in number 5. Our apologies to the author and readers.