Gangsta. Publishers: Shinchosha (Japan), Viz Media (North America) Magazine: Monthly Comic @bunch Author: Kohske Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Action, Drama, Crime Read Online: None, Viz Media (Physical Releases)
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.
The few times an anime does better than the manga series is when they finished adapting the manga series, Fullmetal Alchemist and Kuroko's Basketball. Most anime adaptations never finish, will either leave at a point without going into anime exclusive ending or go into anime exclusive ending. Many reasons why is because the anime is faster and they tend to animate things before a manga or light novel ends or they don't know when to stop and get a break, giving the original source some time.
I seen my share of folks being really passionate about manga vs anime war and the source material should be above everything else. I seen things that anime changed that was actually better than the manga. It's rare. Trying to think of an example. Though, I would fall into spoiler territory.
This one is common. An anime introduces a new character that hasn't appeared in the original source material. That character isn't a cutup cookie board. He or she actually influences the story and still remains canon to a sense and is a fan favorite.
Most filler characters just disappear. That's pretty common in battle shonen series. For non shonen series, that character usually has a bigger role and lasts for an entire series.
I haven't read the manga either. I'm not sure if the anime changes thing. All we know is the anime's ending divided the audience a bit while some folks praise the character and story and some didn't enjoy the characters and story.
If the anime was short, they should have focused on the main trio instead of showcasing new characters they are not going to delve deeper into. That was my main issue with the anime. I didn't care about the other characters. I wanted to know more about Alex, Nicolas, and Worwick.
Taka, yeah the anime really branched away and focused on random characters which was strange. I didn't mind the kid with the dreads or the little mafia boss girl but the several long drawn out episodes based completely on side characters was annoying.
The characters themselves were interesting and done quite well. Nicolas was really interesting and so was Alex but Worwick wasn't as interesting.
The official website of Shinchosha's Monthly Comic @ Bunch magazine revealed on Friday that Kohske's Gangsta. manga will resume in the magazine's July issue, which will ship on May 20. Additionally, from May 15-28, all 42 chapters of the manga released so far will be available to read for free on the website.
The magazine had announced in November 2015 that the manga was going on hiatus due to the author's poor health.
The author makes a return to Twitter due to illness
It'd been two years since Kohske's crime manga Gangsta. ran in Monthly Comic @ Bunch. On May 20th, it returned to the magazine, supported by the previous run of 42 chapters being offered for free on the magazine's site through May 28th. Not only that, author Kosuke relaunched her Twitter account, bringing her java sparrows with her!
Kosuke also explained that she has been suffering eosinophilia due to an autoimune disease, but is now trying to look after her health, and take time off as needed.
Manga artist Kohske announced on Thursday that they will "probably" resume the manga Gangsta. in the next issue of Shinchosha's Monthly Comic @bunch on March 21. The latest chapter of the manga (chapter 54) debuted in September 2018.
The manga also went on hiatus in November 2015 due to Kohske's health, but it resumed in May 2017.