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GTO: Paradise Lost Manga Resumes Serialization Under New Title

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In an exciting news for GTO fans, it has been revealed that Tohru Fujiwara’s GTO: Paradise Lost manga is finally resuming serialization after a year long hiatus.

According to an announcement in this year’s 18th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine, the manga will resume serialization on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website under a new title: GTO: Paradise Lost Kai (which translates to GTO: Paradise Lost Renewed) starting April 1, 2024.

GTO: Paradise Lost went on a hiatus on Feb 13, 2023, with the promise of a summer 2023 return. However, those plans fell through, leading to frustration for both readers and the author himself.

In September 2023, Fujisawa took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the publisher’s decision to put the manga on indefinite hold as he felt that the live-action adaptation was being prioritized over the manga. He even hinted at the possibility of seeking a new publisher for the series.

Paradise Lost began publishing in the magazine from April 2014. It is a sequel to the main Great Teacher Onizuka manga series.

The manga began in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine on April 14, 2014. The manga has gone on hiatus several times; the series’ first part finished in October 2017, and Fujisawa put the manga on hiatus, attributing it to a staff shortage. In June 2021, Fujisawa stated that GTO: Paradise Lost would be the last manga in the GTO series.

The original manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine from January 1997 to February 2002, with its chapters collected in 25 tankobon volumes.

Source: ANN

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