Viz Media has announced a February 2nd 2016 publication date for the first volume in its collection of School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei manga chapters.
The series has been running in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since December 2014. Penned by Nobuaki Enoki, it features artwork by Death Note creator Takeshi Obata.
School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei's (improbable) storyline takes place within the walls of Tenbin Elementary School, where crimes, misdemeanours and quarrels occur on a regular basis - and their resolution by-passes all teachers and education authorities.
Instead, the country's top lawyers are drafted in to settle matters via frequently tense courtroom battles. Said lawyers just happening to be fellow students at said secondary school.
Because that's the way this manga rumbles, and why not?
Chapter one - thus volume one - opens with a murder in the school, with Tenbin Elementary pupil Tento accused of being the killer. Can his classmates get him off? Wild, young attorney Abaku Inugami gives it his best shot.
February 2nd will see the launch of Takeshi Obata's School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei in both paper and digital form.
It's already available for pre-order on Amazon US (along with the second volume too!), plus Amazon UK.
As well as the print version appearing in bookshops, the manga's first volume can be read via the Viz Media app, Kobo, Kindle, Nook, iBooks, comiXology and Google Play.
All are published under the Shonen Jump Imprint and the recommended retail price is currently $9.99 (US), $12.99 (CAN) or £6.99 (GB).