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Sumomomo's Ohtaka Launches Magi in Shōnen Sunday Mag

posted on 2009-05-27 04:04 EDT
Shinobu Ohtaka creates "Asian adventure" set in desert caravan

This year's 26th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced on Wednesday that Sumomomo Momomo creator Shinobu Ohtaka is launching a new manga called Magi in the next issue on June 3. The "Asian adventure" story is set on a caravan that is traveling through a desert in search of Oasis City with its abundant supplies of water. A trader named Lyra travels with the caravan despite the thieves that bedevil it. One day, a mysterious boy named Aladdin appears before Lyra, and their encounter opens a door for adventure.

Ohtaka finished his Sumomomo Momomo manga this year after a five-year run and a 2006-2007 television anime adaptation. The North American publisher Yen Press is publishing the first volume of the manga this month after first serializing the manga in its Yen Plus magazine.

The same current issue of Shonen Sunday has announced that Natsumin's Yaoyoro–! manga will move from the magazine to Shogakukan's Club Sunday web manga site on May 29.

Source: Comic Natalie


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