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Natsume Ono Starts Historical Manga in Ikki Mag in May

posted on 2011-04-21 08:00 EDT
House of 5 Leaves creator's story of 2 dissimilar men at Edo-era Kawasaki Daishi temple

The June issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine is announcing on Monday that Natsume Ono is launching a new historical manga series in the next issue in May. The story is set in the Edo period and centers around two men at Kawasaki Daishi, a heavily visited temple south of modern-day Tokyo. The first man is cheerful, but the second man glares at him with a cold stare. Both are up to something that will be revealed as the story begins.

The title of the new manga will be unveiled when the series launches with a 56-page chapter next month. In addition to illustrating the front cover of the next issue, Ono is drawing the first page of the manga in color.

Since she made her debut in 2003 with La Quinta Camera - 5 Banme no Heya, Ono's works have included House of Five Leaves (pictured at right), Ristorante Paradiso, Gente - Ristorante no Hitobito, and Not Simple. Viz Media is publishing all of these titles in North America. Both Ristorante Paradiso and House of Five Leaves have been adapted into late-night television anime series in Japan. Ono will appear at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and at the New York City branch of Books Kinokuniya next month.

[Via Manga News]


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