Yakitate!! Japan manga to return this August

After 12 years, the bread-making manga series Yakitate!! Japan is set to return with a new series according to its author Takashi Hashiguchi.

Hashiguchi announced on Thursday that he will launch a new manga titled Yakitate!! Japan Super Real starting August 16 via the LINE social media app.

He also unveiled that the series will feature new characters. More details will be announced on a later date, the author added.

The original Yakitate!! Japan manga was serialized in the Weekly Shounen Sunday from 2002 to 2007. It was adapted to an anime series in 2004 by Studio Sunrise.