Ookawa Bkub, known as the author of Pop Team Epic (Poputepipic), is releasing his new series Risubokkuri on February 25 from Wani Books. To commemorate this, a special book cover illustrated by Itaru Hinoue will be given as a gift to purchasers in selected book-stores.
Risubokkuri is a cynical but comical four-panel manga series. It is the story of a quiet girl and three animals that want to become the girl’s pet: a Squirrel, a Hamster, and a Crocodile who only shows up occasionally. Risubokkuri was serialized on the manga website Comic Gum. There are funny and violent scenes where Popuko and Pipimi, who are the characters from Pop Team Epic, show up and are holding a signboard with the words ‘Shitei Bouryoku: Take (Designated Gangster Organization: Bamboo)’. Also, there are scenes with jokes related to current news topics. Its cynicism is the distinctive aspect of the manga.
The special book cover will be distributed at Animate, Tora no Ana, Melon Books, Gamers, COMIC ZIN, and K-BOOKS in Akihabara. There are only a limited number, so it is best to hurry if you want one!