The title sound a bit funny, doesn't it? In this post I want to write about what Mr. Matsuena has been up to since Kenichi ended.

  • Right after Kenichi ended he started a new series called Tokiwa Kitareri!!. Tokiwa ran for 2 1/2 years and ended this month with chapter 120. He has hinted at a new work, but there is no official information as of now.
  • One of his assistants, Shu Matsuda, started his own manga, which can be read here. Mr. Matsuena drew some bonus art for volume 1. He went out of his way to produce an animated commercial to promote his "greatest disciple's" work.
  • He drew guest bonus art for volume 7 of the new edition of Ghost Sweeper Mikami by Takashi Shiina.
  • Both Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma 1/2, InuYasha) and Gosho Aoyama (Detective Conan) celebrated their 200 million volumes sold milestone. All authors with series currently running in Shōnen Sunday drew bonus illustrations to celebrate the occasion, including Mr. Matsuena.
  • He drew a special illustration for all readers of HSDK using the MangaOne app. The lineart has been uploaded to one of his blogs and a colored version is (was?) available for app users. Unfortunately the app is only available to people living in Japan.
  • He gave an interview which will be published on Sunday Webry on 24 June.One of his older interviews was published on Sunday Webry. The interview dates back to 2009.

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