Mangaka Ishizuka Shinichi Plans to Reveal New Manga in Spring 2013

The twelfth issue of Shogakukan‘s Big Comic Original magazine disclosed that mangaka Ishizuka Shinichi plans to reveal his new work in Spring 2013. Ishizuka is the creator of the manga, Gaku: Minna no Yama, a manga series that tells the dramatic adventures of a mountaineer who works with the alpine search-and-rescue team in the Japanese Alps. After 10 years in Big Comic Original, the manga series has finally finished. It has garnered several awards over the years, winning the Manga Taisho award in 2008 and then the 54th Shogakukan Manga Award – General Category in 2009. The seventeenth and final volume will be released on July 30, 2012.