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Lone Wolf and Cub Manga Resumes in Katana Web Mag

posted on 2009-04-14 06:25 EDT

The eBookJapan online publisher has launched its new Katana web magazine on Tuesday with the return of the latest Lone Wolf and Cub samurai manga by original creator Kazuo Koike. Artist Hideki Mori will draw Soshite Kozure Ōkami: Shikaku no Ko in Katana as he did during its 2007-2008 run in the short-lived Jin historical manga magazine. Another veteran creator, Mikiya Mochizuki, will launch a Wild 7 police action manga spinoff that is simply called W7.

Soshite Kozure Ōkami: Shikaku no Ko is the latest incarnation of the popular Lone Wolf and Cub manga, and it picks up when Shin Kozure Ōkami (New Lone Wolf and Cub) left off. Dark Horse Comics has been publishing the original Lone Wolf and Cub manga with artist Goseki Kojima in North America, and it announced at New York Comic Con 2006 that it licensed the New Lone Wolf and Cub manga run. Media Blasters licensed a Japanese live-action television series based on the original manga. Previously, AnimEigo licensed a Japanese 1972 live-action film version and its five sequels. A Hollywood film adaptation of the manga was planned, but director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, The Fountain, The Wrestler) told MTV's Splash Page in January that the project is not longer in active development, despite his continuing interest.

ComicsOne published several of the early volumes of the original Wild 7 manga in North America, and Urban Vision had licensed the video anime adaptation in 1999.

Source: animeanime.jp


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