News Human Crossing's Masao Yajima Starts Rakia Manga (Updated)
posted on 2008-11-06 23:57 EST
The Korean artist Boichi (Hotel) and Masao Yajima, the writer of Human Crossing, has launched a manga called Rakia: Shin Mokushiroku (Rakia: The New Book of Revelation) in this year's 49th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine on Thursday. Although a 19th-century philosopher once said that "God is dead," the Rakia story has God descending to Earth in the 21st century and assuming the form of a girl. ("Rakia" is the Hebrew word for the skies or the firmament.)
The same issue of Morning also announced the name of the new manga being created by Minetaro Mochizuki, the author of Dragon Head and A Shark-Skinned Boy and a Peach-Bottomed Girl. Mochizuki's Tokyo Kaido will debut in the next issue on November 13.
Update: Geneon Entertainment released the anime version of Yajima's Human Crossing manga in North America in 2005. Tokyopop released Mochizuki's Dragon Head manga between 2006 and 2008.
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