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Classic manga series D.N.Angel published its final chapter in the March 2021 issue of shoujo manga magazine Monthly Asuka, ending its 24-year run in the magazine when the magazine was published today. Yukiru Sugisaki, the creator of the series, released two special illustrations of Daisuke Niwa at his alter-ego Dark Mousy on their Twitter account. Monthly Asuka celebrated by having a special "thank you" cover image.
無事、D・N・ANGEL 最終回の原稿を仕上げることができました。いつも楽しく読んでくれてる皆さん、支えてくれた皆さん、本当にありがとうございました。 pic.twitter.com/HqhWeq4pPl— 杉崎ゆきる SugisakiYukiru (@yukiruseikatsu) January 15, 2021
今月発売の月刊あすかに、D・N・ANGEL 最終回が掲載されます。よろしくお願いします！ pic.twitter.com/jVZrTt8osa— 杉崎ゆきる SugisakiYukiru (@yukiruseikatsu) January 21, 2021
The Yukiru Sugisaki created manga series started in the magazine in November 1997 and run monthly until August 2005 when the series went on hiatus. D.N.Angel continued to be on and off in the magazine until May 2018 when the manga finally finished its run.
Monthly Asuka March 2021 issue cover:
D.N.Angel has so far released 17 volumes in Japanese, with the 18th volume to be released on March 24. the series used to be licensed for English-speaking audiences by Tokyopop but has since been picked up by Viz Media and released digitally, with 13 volumes currently available. They describe the first volume as such:
Daisuke Niwa is an ordinary middle school student with an extraordinary genetic "condition". Whenever he starts longing for the girl of his dreams, he transforms into the legendary Phantom Thief, Dark! The only way to lift the curse To have his love returned, of course. But how can Daisuke win the heart of a girl he can't even romance?
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To commemorate the final chapter, a special exhibition will be held around May at Marui City Yokohama with drawings from the entire serialization. More details to be announced soon.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.