Wilderness Manga Resumes in May

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posted on 2021-03-22 03:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Manga launched in 2000, went on hiatus after Itou lost use of right hand

The April issue of Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine revealed on March 18 that Akihiro Itou's Wilderness manga (left in image below) will resume in the magazine's June issue on May 19.

Sunday GX announced the manga's return in September last year, and the magazine's digital edition has been rerunning previous chapters of the manga since then.

The manga's story begins with six men starting a bank heist somewhere in L.A., taking hostages, and holding off the LAPD SWAT. Among the suspects is a Japanese man who goes by the name Mattlay, who joined the team as a safecracker in order to pay back his girlfriend's debts. The criminals make their escape by helicopter, but while in the air, whatever honor held the thieves together begins to break apart.

Itou launched the manga in Monthly Sunday GX in 2000, but put the manga on hiatus due to a sickness that rendered him unable to use his dominant right hand for drawing. Shogakukan published the manga's seventh compiled book volume in 2009.

Itou also ended the A Bullet for La Diosa (Diosa no Atama) manga in Sunday GX last September. Itou launched the manga in Monthly Sunday GX in July 2017. Shogakukan published the second and final volume in November 2020.

Defunct publisher CPM Manga released five volumes of Itou's Geobreeders manga in North America. The manga inspired two original video anime series in 1998 and 2000, and Central Park Media released the two series in North America.

Itou launched the ABLE manga in Monthly Sunday GX in January 2013. Shogakukan published the manga's third and final volume in June 2018. The manga is an omnibus collection of stories that center on a single revolver and the various people who wield it.

Sources: Monthly Sunday GX April issue, Comic Natalie

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