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Jump SQ.Crown to Include a New 'D.Gray-man' Story, 'Kekkai Sensen' Resumes [Update 7/3]

by Snow
Jul 1, 2015 2:56 PM | 55 Comments
Scans of Jump SQ's upcoming issue have revealed more information about the first issue of its new spin-off, Jump SQ.Crown.

To be released on July 17, Jump SQ.Crown begins 5 months after another spin-off magazine, Jump SQ.19, ceased publication. First issuing quarterly and then every second month, Jump SQ.19 serialized one-shots and side-stories from Jump SQ main titles, along with original series such as Kekkai Sensen.

On hiatus since the magazine ended, Kekkai Sensen will resume in Jump SQ.Crown under the title Kekkai Sensen: Back 2 Back. The magazine will also include a new D.Gray-man story, with a colored opening page. An illustration of D.Gray-man will be featured on the front cover, and a poster will also be included. It is unknown how the chapter will be related to the series' main story.

Created by Katsura Hoshino, D.Gray-man began its serialization in Jump SQ magazine in 2004. However, the manga has been on hiatus regularly due to illnesses and injuries incurred by the mangaka, the last of which has continued since January 2013.

Source: Yaraon


Update July 3
Jump SQ.Crown's official site has opened, announcing that not only will D.Gray-man receive one chapter, but it will be resuming serialization with Kekkai Sensen.

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ichii_1 said:
It's being sold out at every bookstore and an emergency reprint has been ordered :O which is extremely rare
https://twitter.com/JUMP_SQ/status/624102503584378880/photo/1


It has to be because of D-Gray Man or is it because of Kekkai Sensen but I doubt it because the manga doesn't sell as much as the former.

Jul 24, 2015 11:59 AM by AquaWateria

It's being sold out at every bookstore and an emergency reprint has been ordered :O which is extremely rare
https://twitter.com/JUMP_SQ/status/624102503584378880/photo/1

Jul 23, 2015 9:24 PM by ichii_1

Gonna have to reread it cause I have no idea what is going on. But I never thought this day would come!

Jul 22, 2015 10:25 AM by Shancakeschan

KuroYaksha said:
Amiluhur said:
Nah, i just re-read the series starting from Black Order HQ Attack arc (which still makes a lot of sense) this afternoon just after this news came out and still find myself rolling my eyes. In standard shounen scenario, at least when you just invent some deus ex machina, make it interesting, like some alternative history (or interpretation). But D.Gray-man had none of that. In that one (at least from what I read in the manga) it was just random stuff happening over and over and over…and over and over. Each chapter was an annoying “this someone got fucked up” and no end in sight; frankly I hardly get what the point of events was anyway. Also, a good writer should partially answer the questions he raised previously before stuffing things up with more questions, but in the end D. Gray-Man has done nothing of some sort. At this point it just becomes an ouroboros type tales. Stories that do not focus on reasonable storytelling, but merely making the audience more and more lost.

Sounds like a problem for casuals like you. I just read the whole series and it all made sense for me. Some things are answered later on. If you pay attention to the plot, you wouldn't be so lost. Stop treating D. Gray-Man like a simple shonen and pay attention to the story-telling.

Casual? *heh*. I followed the series since 2008 (alongside the anime) til the latest chapter, hell i even visited the wikia several times to get some things clear, so i'm hardly a casual. by the way since i don't feel like continuing to argue, i would just point out that your "Some things are answered later on" is my biggest gripe of this series in general, because Hoshino Katsura seems to have a knack for withholding certain mysteries for so long, oftentime without even slightest hint of clues in sight, that i stopped to care.

Jul 17, 2015 7:24 AM by Amiluhur

Yes! Can't wait! Finally!

Jul 17, 2015 6:51 AM by retii

Not really interested in DGM. And KekkAi Sensen, not gonna read it unless the original anime characters are included to the story.

Jul 16, 2015 10:58 AM by lilymul

Amiluhur said:
Nah, i just re-read the series starting from Black Order HQ Attack arc (which still makes a lot of sense) this afternoon just after this news came out and still find myself rolling my eyes. In standard shounen scenario, at least when you just invent some deus ex machina, make it interesting, like some alternative history (or interpretation). But D.Gray-man had none of that. In that one (at least from what I read in the manga) it was just random stuff happening over and over and over…and over and over. Each chapter was an annoying “this someone got fucked up” and no end in sight; frankly I hardly get what the point of events was anyway. Also, a good writer should partially answer the questions he raised previously before stuffing things up with more questions, but in the end D. Gray-Man has done nothing of some sort. At this point it just becomes an ouroboros type tales. Stories that do not focus on reasonable storytelling, but merely making the audience more and more lost.

Sounds like a problem for casuals like you. I just read the whole series and it all made sense for me. Some things are answered later on. If you pay attention to the plot, you wouldn't be so lost. Stop treating D. Gray-Man like a simple shonen and pay attention to the story-telling.

Jul 16, 2015 10:25 AM by KuroYaksha

I've been slowly collecting the omnibus' of D.Gray-Man, absolutely terrified I'd catch up before there's new material. Thank god it's returning. Even if it's not a continuation, if Hoshino is able to draw again, it can only mean more chapters of D.Gray-Man are on its way.

Jul 12, 2015 8:54 AM by crimson-oath

Can't wait can't wait can't wait!

Jul 12, 2015 8:36 AM by Rutarete

ahehehehehhehhehehhe
super gewd news1!!! (':

Jul 6, 2015 10:07 AM by 5shin

YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!

Jul 5, 2015 11:49 PM by M00ner

Amiluhur said:
Nah, i just re-read the series starting from Black Order HQ Attack arc (which still makes a lot of sense) this afternoon just after this news came out and still find myself rolling my eyes. In standard shounen scenario, at least when you just invent some deus ex machina, make it interesting, like some alternative history (or interpretation). But D.Gray-man had none of that. In that one (at least from what I read in the manga) it was just random stuff happening over and over and over…and over and over. Each chapter was an annoying “this someone got fucked up” and no end in sight; frankly I hardly get what the point of events was anyway. Also, a good writer should partially answer the questions he raised previously before stuffing things up with more questions, but in the end D. Gray-Man has done nothing of some sort. At this point it just becomes an ouroboros type tales. Stories that do not focus on reasonable storytelling, but merely making the audience more and more lost.


Well when I reread the it became more clearer. As for answering the question that she raised it will most likely be answered when the chapters start rolling in. The series is far from over and still has time to answer those questions. Plus it's great that it's quarterly schedule because it gives Hoshino time to plan the story's progression. I also understand that some of the parts are confusing which can also partially be blamed on her wrist injury but like said I said give it some time for the author to explain it.

Jul 4, 2015 8:59 AM by AquaWateria

Nah, i just re-read the series starting from Black Order HQ Attack arc (which still makes a lot of sense) this afternoon just after this news came out and still find myself rolling my eyes. In standard shounen scenario, at least when you just invent some deus ex machina, make it interesting, like some alternative history (or interpretation). But D.Gray-man had none of that. In that one (at least from what I read in the manga) it was just random stuff happening over and over and over…and over and over. Each chapter was an annoying “this someone got fucked up” and no end in sight; frankly I hardly get what the point of events was anyway. Also, a good writer should partially answer the questions he raised previously before stuffing things up with more questions, but in the end D. Gray-Man has done nothing of some sort. At this point it just becomes an ouroboros type tales. Stories that do not focus on reasonable storytelling, but merely making the audience more and more lost.

Jul 4, 2015 8:01 AM by Amiluhur

Amiluhur said:
I nearly forgot about the existence of this series. Even with this news coming, i just can't bring myself to be excited. The latest chapters were complete shitstorm that completely blurs the line between heroes and villains and, instead of trying to answer the mystery surrounding its very premise, chose to stretch the entire thing so thin that it became quite nonsensical. Seriously, i stopped taking this series seriously once dozens of level 4 Akuma came out of nowhere and when the exorcists put more focus into fighting each other instead of going back to whatever the hell their basic reason for having superpower for.


Trust me if you reread the series it starts making a whole lot of sense. I'm not joking around. One of the reasons why it became confusing was because of the multiple haitus that kept on occurring, which affected it a lot.

Jul 4, 2015 7:45 AM by AquaWateria

I nearly forgot about the existence of this series. Even with this news coming, i just can't bring myself to be excited. The latest chapters were complete shitstorm that completely blurs the line between heroes and villains and, instead of trying to answer the mystery surrounding its very premise, chose to stretch the entire thing so thin that it became quite nonsensical. Seriously, i stopped taking this series seriously once dozens of level 4 Akuma came out of nowhere and when the exorcists put more focus into fighting each other instead of going back to whatever the hell their basic reason for having superpower for.

Jul 4, 2015 4:28 AM by Amiluhur

so is this magazine only every 2 months? monthly? weekly?

i feel like mangakas should be slaves and forced to put out manga at twice the speed and if they die in the process, they are just quietly replaced and no one is the wiser.

waiting a year for 6 chapters is like depressing. Ao no Exorcist is killing me lately with 3 chapters being a single conversation. fufufu chain them all to a room and whip them until its done

Jul 4, 2015 4:06 AM by Marthgun

Time to read a huge summary on what transpired during the entire series. Rereading the entire series is just impossible for me.

Jul 3, 2015 8:06 PM by keragamming

What's D. Gray-Man?

/s


Good god I can't even remember what the fuck happened since it stopped years ago. Looks like I'll have to reread. Again.

Jul 3, 2015 7:54 PM by ChronosXIII

Yes!!!!! Finally D.Gray-man is back!!! Doesn't matter if it isn't a continuation, I'll still read the hell out of it.

Jul 3, 2015 6:08 PM by Zephiros

Snow said:
News Update
Jump SQ.Crown's official site has opened, announcing that D.Gray-man will not only receive one chapter, but it will be resuming serialization with Kekkai Sensen.


Oh my god ;_; The wait...the wait is finally over.

Jul 3, 2015 5:04 PM by Olem

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