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In case you didn’t know, Splatoon is a huge hit in Japan. As of the week ending January 24th the game was holding onto a No. 9 position in the regional charts, and has been a constant presence for more than 35 weeks. This, coupled with the recent live concert featuring Callie and Marie, show how Japan just can’t get enough of the ink-based antics.

Now to take it even further is the announcement of a new Splatoon manga series, via the franchise’s official Japanese Twitter account. Check out the graphic:


The series will be published as part of the bi-monthly manga magazine Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic, and will begin this coming April.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.