G Gene Girl Fanette (G gene: Shoujo Fanette), the 2nd spinoff manga of Golgo 13, started serialization in the special August issue of Big Comic magazine on July 15, 2022.
The main character of the manga has been revealed to be named Fanette.
Fanette is described as a girl who has Golgo’s genes. She is a brilliant and talented girl with exceptional physical abilities, and her sniping skills are of Olympic caliber.
Golgo 13’s first-ever spinoff manga “Gunsmith Dave” came out in the supplemental issue for Big Comic Zōkan on July 17, 2021. The manga ended “season 1” on May 17.
Late Takao Saito’s Golgo 13 series, which follows the exploits of a highly-skilled assassin is the oldest manga still in publication.
First published in 1968, it was recognized by Guinness World Records as setting a new record for volumes when its 201st volume went on sale in July.
Its 202nd volume came out earlier this month.
The manga celebrated its 50th year of serialization in 2018, and Saito celebrated his 65th year as a manga creator in 2020.
Golgo 13 won the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award, a Japan Cartoonists Association Grand Prize award, and the special judge’s award at the 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards. Saito was awarded the Medal of Honor With Purple Ribbon in 2003, and the Order of Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays With Rosette in 2010.
Source: Big Comic, Oricon