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Mangaka of 'Sayonara Zetsubou' to Start New Series

by tsubasalover
Oct 30, 2013 12:02 AM | 27 Comments
According to the 48th issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine, mangaka Kouji Kumeta, creator of "Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei," will be starting a new series titled "Sekkachi Hakushaku to Jikan Dorobou." The series will begin in the next issue of the magazine which is scheduled to be released on November 6, 2013.

A preview shows an illustration of three people: an unknown noble man with a long hat, a lovely and pretty noble lady, and a strong-minded high school girl.

Source: Natalie

Sekkachi Hakushaku to Jikan Dorobou on MAL

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According to the new Natalie article, it started and it's about a comedy that uses "time" as topic. It is about the main character, a boy who doesn't do anything meaningful, meeting a highschool girl who is his friend, a lady who likes him, and a mysterious loyal who has long hat.

Nov 6, 2013 12:43 AM by tsubasalover

Why is this not in the database yet if its out in a few days? Or is it listed under a different name?

From the looks of it seems like it takes place in a specific time period or if not it might have something involving s&m for some reason. Just a guess.

Nov 4, 2013 6:59 PM by traed

Kousoku11 said:
I'm all up for new series by Kouji Kumeta. His humour is pretty enjoyable.

Also, the translated title seems to be "The Impatient Count & the Time Thief". By the sound of it, seems like it'll be either fantasy or scifi.


Fantasy/sci-fi setting, yes, but Kumeta's works are almost always comedies. I don't expect anything different.

Amiluhur said:
It's hard to not expect some satire and dark comedy from him, though i sincerely hope the humour style in his new work leans more towards Joshiraku's happy and uplifting tone, not the depressing and cringeworthy one that's often found in Zetsubou Sensei.


Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is often categorized as dark comedy, and is certainly darker than Joshiraku, but it isn't really all that depressing. In fact, it is pretty damn light most of the time. The various societal norms and ills that are made fun of are rarely serious in nature, and, indeed, whenever one of the characters does bring up something serious, Itoshiki generally reacts by calling that too dark for the conversation at hand. It may be dark humour, but I rarely found it actually depressing.

Nov 2, 2013 11:58 PM by Jaehaerys48

I haven't seen any of his works yet but I'll probably watch Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Katte ni Kaizou, Joshiraku and everything related to them soon :3

Nov 1, 2013 9:01 AM by Tengai

I have high hopes

Oct 31, 2013 8:57 PM by Jodyqt

It's hard to not expect some satire and dark comedy from him, though i sincerely hope the humour style in his new work leans more towards Joshiraku's happy and uplifting tone, not the depressing and cringeworthy one that's often found in Zetsubou Sensei.

Oct 31, 2013 4:50 AM by Amiluhur

I'm all up for new series by Kouji Kumeta. His humour is pretty enjoyable.

Also, the translated title seems to be "The Impatient Count & the Time Thief". By the sound of it, seems like it'll be either fantasy or scifi.

Oct 31, 2013 4:49 AM by Kousoku11

komic said:
symbv said:
And it has been over 1.5 years since Kumeta last wrote any manga. So welcome back!
no it's not he has a number of other series running at the moment like Joshiraku
I should have added "in Shounen Magazin". You are right. He did a bunch of other series but it has been indeed 1.5 year since he last had serialized manga in Shounen Magazin.

Oct 30, 2013 9:09 PM by symbv

As a fan of SZS and Sumeta's works in general, I'm very excited about this.

Oct 30, 2013 7:18 PM by fueille

Oh yes!! Loved the series, it was funny.

And I'm liking the characters/visuals that we have a preview of. :D

Oct 30, 2013 7:02 PM by Mirorin

That's good news! ...although I don't read much manga. :/
Hopefully there'll be an anime someday.

Oct 30, 2013 3:35 PM by TragicGenocider

Looking forward to it : D

Oct 30, 2013 3:03 PM by Chibi-Alice

Ahh, I really look forward to his new series, though I think it's a pity that this detective one shot he had made sometime ago didn't get a serialization. Anyway, I hope that it will be entertaining, but I wouldn't mind if he tries to draw stories in other genres aswell.

Oct 30, 2013 11:54 AM by Ki_Zaru

Very curious what kind of manga it'll be, I liked Sayonara a lot and I've read a few chapters of Katte ni Kaizou which were also entertaining so I'm very curious and loking forward to what this new serie will be like :)

Oct 30, 2013 10:54 AM by Animefanx3

Grouchio said:
May it be adapted by SHAFT sometime in 2014 or 2015!


It's somewhat early.

komic said:
symbv said:
And it has been over 1.5 years since Kumeta last wrote any manga. So welcome back!


no it's not he has a number of other series running at the moment like Joshiraku


Agreed!

Oct 30, 2013 9:20 AM by ExoticNeeds

icantfeelmyarms said:
PS: http://i.imgur.com/sJGIFUH.jpg <-the image for his new series I guess... Not much to see.


Added the preview to the news post, thanks.

Oct 30, 2013 9:04 AM by Wind_Sr

May it be adapted by SHAFT sometime in 2014 or 2015!

Oct 30, 2013 8:33 AM by Grouchio

symbv said:
And it has been over 1.5 years since Kumeta last wrote any manga. So welcome back!


no it's not he has a number of other series running at the moment like Joshiraku

Oct 30, 2013 7:21 AM by komic

I'll waiting for this~

Oct 30, 2013 7:01 AM by kanbe

I will probably give this a try seeing his earlier work was all fun enough. :)

Oct 30, 2013 6:16 AM by chocolateparody

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