The official Twitter account of Natsumi Eguchi
's Hoozuki no Reitetsu
) supernatural comedy manga revealed on Thursday that the series will end in five chapters.
Hell is a bureaucracy, and business is running smoother than ever thanks to the demonic efficiency of Hoozuki, chief deputy to Lord Enma, the King of Hell. Whether offering counsel to the Momotarou of Japanese folklore or receiving diplomatic missions from the Judeo-Christian Hell, the demon who runs the show from behind the king's imposing shadow is ready to beat down any challenges coming his way into a bloody pulp. Metaphorically, of course...
The poster boy for micromanagement and armed with negotiation skills worthy of Wall Street, Hoozuki no Reitetsu follows the sadistic and level-headed Hoozuki as he spends his days troubleshooting hell. With an abundance of familiar faces from popular Japanese legends and East Asian mythology working middle management positions, this referential and anachronistic dark comedy brings new meaning to the phrase "employer liability." Just how hard could it be to manage employees from hell, anyway? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Prior to serialization, Eguchi won an Honorable Mention award at the 57th Chiba Tetsuya Awards
in 2010 for her Hinichijoutekina Nanigenai Hanashi
(An Unusual Casual Story
) submission. Kodansha's Morning
magazine published the Jigoku no Sata to Are ya Kore
(The State of Hell, and This and That
) one-shot based on the story the same year and launched the work as Hoozuki no Reitetsu
in March 2011. The 31st and final volume, bundling the third of a new three-episode original video anime
, will ship on August 21, 2020. The manga has a cumulative 11 million copies of its volumes in circulation.
began serializing the Hoozuki no Reitetsu: Shiro no Ashiato
(Hozuki's Coolheadedness: Shiro's Footprints
) spin-off in Nakayoshi
magazine in December 2015. Kodansha published the fourth volume on September 20.
adapted the manga into a 13-episode television anime
in Winter 2014. The second season
, produced by Studio Deen
, aired in split cours
in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Crunchyroll simulcast the anime seasons as they aired in Japan. HIDIVE also streamed the second season.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime series in North America and released both seasons on Blu-ray and DVD in February 2015
and June 11
, respectively. Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English for digital distribution and published
the fourth e-book volume last February.
Source: Comic Natalie