“Beet the Vandel Buster” Reboot; Series Returns After 10 Years in April 2016

“Beet the Vandel Buster” Reboot; Series Returns After 10 Years in April 2016

Beet the Vandel Buster, the shonen manga that dominated in the first half of the 2000s, is getting a revival next spring. It was announced in the combined third and fourth issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) on sale Dec. 21 that Beet the Vandel Buster will get a serialization reboot in Square Enix’s special edition magazine Jump SQ.Crown 2016 Spring in April.

Beet the Vandel Buster began serialization in the spring of 2002 in Weekly Shonen Jump, and went on hiatus after appearing in the September 2006 issue of Monthly Shonen Jump. Now after 10 years it’s getting a reboot. According to the announcement, the serialization will include up through the end of the as of yet unfinished “Baron arc” in which Beet faces off against Baron. Beet resuming his adventures after 10 years has no doubt come at the cheers of many fans.

Beet the Vandel Buster was created by manga artist Koji Inada and author Riku Sanjo, the well-known duo behind Dragon Quest: Dai no Daiboken. The story is set during the “Dark Ages” where there are Vandels, demonic beings with enormous power that can control monsters. Beet, who becomes a Vandel Buster to fight against the Vandels, continues his journey while searching for a way to end the Dark Ages.

The series was adapted into a TV anime in 2004. It became a long series produced by Toei Animation that ran for a year and a half under the titles Beet the Vandel Buster and Beet the Vandel Buster: Excellion. Each of these gained enormous popularity.

Though we’ll have to wait patiently for a few more months, details on the serialization reboot will be printed in the February 2016 issue of Jump SQ on sale Jan. 4.

The duo have also created a new one-shot manga ahead of the Beet the Vandel Buster reboot titled “Cremators” featured in the combined third and fourth issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga is a “romance battle action” story that follows a cremator who burns monsters. This story with its familiar theme for the duo is sure to gain popularity among fans.

Beet the Vandel Buster
© Riku Sanjo, Koji Inada / Shueisha Inc.

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Source: animeanime

© Riku Sanjo, Koji Inada / Shueisha Inc.
© Riku Sanjo, Koji Inada / Shueisha Inc.

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