Azuki Adds Six One-Shot Manga Stories by Chiharu Shinagawa and Yuzuki Momoi

spear manga cover feature image
© Chiharu Shinagawa

Digital manga subscription service Azuki is adding six one-shot manga stories from SOZO Comics by Santa Company creators Chiharu Shinagawa and Yuzuki Momoi. The first story, The Western Magic Hall by Chiharu Shinagawa, is available now on Azuki’s app service on iOS, Android, and web devices. The remaining five stories will be released one at a time every Thursday for the next five weeks.

The full list of one-shot manga that will be released on Azuki includes: 

  • The Western Magic Hall (Chiharu Shinagawa)
  • Spear (Chiharu Shinagawa)
  • Zangi Onden (Chiharu Shinagawa)
  • Lush (Yuzuki Momoi)
  • The Sunset of Silver (Yuzuki Momoi)
  • Spring Storm (Yuzuki Momoi)

Shinagawa’s The Western Magic Hall is a 35-page magical girl story that continues the story of the manga The Western Magic Hall: Ambiguity

the western magic hall manga cover
© Chiharu Shinagawa

Spear is a 33-page comedy manga about a high school boy who takes up spear fishing to impress a girl. 

spear manga cover
© Chiharu Shinagawa

Zangi Onden is a 41-page historical action story about a righteous samurai who saves a starving village from greedy tax collectors.

zangi onden manga cover
© Chiharu Shinagawa

The one-shots from Yuzuki Momoi starts with Spring Storm — a 25-page story about a high school girl who is in love with her straight best friend. 

spring storm manga cover
© Yuzuki Momoi

Lush is a 33-page story about fatherhood, sacrifice, patience, and fear. 

lush manga cover
© Yuzuki Momoi

The Sunset of Silver is a heartwarming 29-page story about an aging father coming to terms with his age and his relationship with his family.

the sunset of silver manga cover
© Yuzuki Momoi

Azuki is available online and on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. The app features over 200 series, including international hits like Attack on Titan and new manga like Natsume & Natsume, I Fell for a Fujoshi, and My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files.

Users can read manga on the app for free with advertisements or upgrade to a premium plan to access the full catalog for just $4.99 a month. A 14-day free trial and discounted annual plan are also available. All titles are available worldwide, except in Japan. 

azuki manga one shots visual

SOZO Comics is a Los Angeles-based digital comic publisher that publishes and distributes comics directly with Japanese creators. SOZO is a gateway between comic creators and fans around the world. SOZO distributes digital comics worldwide in several languages through various platforms and apps. 

Source: press release 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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