Mangaka Akira Miyashita’s manga Shin!! Otokojuku’s final chapter was published in Nihon Bungeisha’s Weekly Manga Goraku magazine in its 2,659th issue on April 26. While Shin!! Otokojuku met its end Miyashita is envisioning a new beginning as Weekly Manga Goraku revealed that he is prepping a new work.
Shin!! Otokojuku launched in Dec. 2016, and is the origin story for the franchise. It tells the story of the establishment of the Otokojuku school and the founder and principal Heihachi Edajima.
After its prequel is Sakigate!! Otokojuku, the original 34-volume manga that ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (1985-1991). The story focuses on private school Otokojuku and its students who are juvenile delinquents who were expelled from their previous schools. Japanese chivalry is taught through military and feudal fundamentals. Those who survive it and the violence become true men. It has inspired an anime series, a film, a live-action adaptation, and many spinoff manga.
Miyashita other works in the franchise include Akatsuki!! Otokojuku – Seinen Yo, Taishi o Idake, a 25-volume sequel manga (2001-2010), Goku!! Otokojuku, an eight volume sequel manga (2014-2016) and was the final entry in the Otoko Juku trilogy, and Otokojuku Gaiden: Kurenai!! Onnajuku, an all-female spinoff by Michi Saitou containing five compiled volumes and was launched in Goraku Egg web manga site (2015-2017).