News Emma's Kaoru Mori Launches Otoyome-Gatari Manga (Updated)
posted on 2008-09-30 14:23 EDT
Kaoru Mori, the creator of the award-winning Victorian-era Emma manga, announced on her personal blog this month that she is starting a new manga in the inaugural issue of Enterbrain's Fellows! magazine on October 14. An advertisement in the September 25 issue of the free Toradayo magazine further revealed that the new work is a historical manga set on the Silk Road that connected Asia with Europe before the modern times. The story will center around a princess who knows archery and horsemanship. According to a flyer for Fellows! magazine, the manga is tentatively titled Otoyome-Gatari, and the princess is named Amiru.
Fellows! was originally the name of a spinoff publication to Enterbrain's Comic Beam magazine. Mori drew Emma in Comic Beam, and she later drew Shirley, a manga set in Edwardian England, in the Comic Beam Fellows! publication. CMX Manga publishes Emma and Shirley in North America.
Update: Mori revealed in her blog on October 4 that her new manga title is pronounced "Otoyome-Gatari."
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