Hiro Mashima’s New Dark Fantasy Manga ‘DEAD ROCK’ Arrives in July

If you are enjoying the currently ongoing ‘Edens Zero Season 2’ and waiting for the ‘Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest’ anime, we have some good news for you. The creator of these two franchises, Hiro Mashima, is about to debut a new work.

‘Dead Rock’, Mashima’s upcoming manga series deviates from his regular fantasy stories towards something darker. This also means a consecutive shift, since his ‘Edens Zero’ also took on a different story and strongly incorporated science fiction.

On Tuesday, the July issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed that ‘Dead Rock’ (written as DEAD ROCK), will begin its serialization in the August issue, which will be released on July 6. Mashima called it a ‘short-term intensive’ series on his Twitter account.


Announced! From July, I will start a short-term intensive series called “DEAD ROCK” in the monthly magazine! It seems that it will be a work that is a little different from the style so far. looking forward to!

English Translation, Twitter Translate

The author commented that he does not know why he launched a third series along with two ongoing titles, adding that he “couldn’t help himself and he wanted to draw so many things.” He looks forward to giving his best.

‘Dead Rock’ is the name of the Demon King training institution that exists in the demon world. Yakuto, a young demon attempts to enter by taking the entrance examination.

Mashima’s ‘Edens Zero’ officially entered its final arc in December and its 27th volume will be published on July 14.

Kodansha USA and K MANGA publish the manga digitally. The former also releases the English volumes in print, with the 23rd volume arriving on July 4.

I am excited to know more about ‘Dead Rock’. Although it is said to be a short series, it could still be several chapters long. What matters is how compact the storyline is. Hope we do not get swept away by hasty pace or information overloading.

About Dead Rock

Dead Rock (written as DEAD ROCK) is a dark fantasy manga series written by Hiro Mashima. It will begin its serialization in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine on July 6, 2023. According to Mashima, the series will be short-term and intensive.

The story is set in the demon world where Dead Rock, a Demon King training institution stands tall. A young demon Yakuto decides to enter by taking the harsh examination.


Source: Official Twitter, Monthly Shonen Magazine

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