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Upotte!! Manga Puts Ending Plans in Place


When real guns become cute girls we get the Upotte!! manga, which comes from the mind of author Kitsune Tennouji. The series previously inspired an anime adaptation, and according to the creator’s latest announcement it will officially end after three more volumes.

The series just returned to serialization after a three-year hiatus, and Tennouji said sales of the 14th volume haven’t been too bad considering how long the break was. He added that being able to continue the manga has been “like a miracle.”

The Upotte!! manga kicked off in Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine back in 2009 before moving to Shonen Ace in 2011. The 14th volume shipped in Japan on May 26, 2023, and Tennouji plans to end the series with the 17th volume. There’s currently no date in place for that one, but it offers a rough idea of how much more there is to go. 

Sentai Filmworks licensed the Upotte!! anime adaptation, describing the series like so:

Kiss kiss, bang bang! The arms race takes on a startling new development when the arms come with heads, legs, and very feminine bodies attached! Yes, at Seishou Academy every girl is literally a lethal weapon, and they’re all gunning for the top shot at getting their own personal serviceman! Needless to say, it’s going to be difficult for newly recruited human instructor Genkoku to adjust to working with a living arsenal of high caliber cuties with tricky names like FNC (Funko), M 16A4 (Ichiroku), L85A1 (Eru), and SG 550 (Shigu). Especially since many have hair triggers and there’s no bulletproof vest that can stop a really determined co-ed!

Genkoku will have to rewrite the operator’s manual on student/teacher relationships, and pray that his job description won’t include having to field strip and reassemble one of his cadets in the dark. But unfortunately (for him) FNC’s already thinking about becoming his personal weapon, and she usually gets what she aims for! et ready for explosive situations, amour-piercing rounds, cheap shots galore and one very shell-shocked homeroom instructor!

Via Anime News Network