After Two-Year Break, More “Animal Land” Manga Published In English

Makoto Raiku’s Zatch Bell manga ended in 2007, and in the following year, he sued Shogakukan for loss of a set of his colored works, saying that he was pressing the case because he didn’t want the publisher and its editors to get away with looking down on and mistreating artists. After the case was settled, Raiku moved to Kodansha where he started the epic Animal Land in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.  The series ran 14 volumes through 2014, and 10 of its volumes were released in North America between 2011 and 2014. Now, the break that followed the October 2014 US release of volume 10 has finally ended.

 

Volume 11 is out in print and digital from Kodansha Comics on November 29th,  with volume 12 also listed by retailers for an April 4, 2017 release.

 ULTIMATE SACRIFICE As Taroza’s journey up the Tower of Babel to his final destination continues, the stakes grow more and more dire. When their human leader goes down for the count and needs help to survive, the battleweary animals must dig deep to remember their noble cause: a world where the cycle of violence is broken, and all animals coexist peacefully. The only question is if they can hold out long enough to keep hope alive…

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.