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From Eroica with Love's Aoike Resumes Shūdōshi Falco Manga

posted on 2013-01-26 19:15 EST
A decade later, Yasuko Aoike resumes story of German monk's sometimes humorous life

Manga creator Yasuko Aoike (From Eroica with Love) brought back her Shūdōshi Falco (Brother Falco) manga in the February issue of Akita Shoten's Princess Gold magazine on January 16. It had been a decade since the manga was last regularly serialized.

The story follows the sometimes humorous life of a monk named Falco in a German monastery. It is not only set in the same 14th-century timeframe as Alcazar -Ōjō- (another Aoike series which centers around King Don Pedro of Castile), but Don Pedro has appeared in the Shūdōshi Falco manga.

Aoike launched Shūdōshi Falco in the Summer 1991 issue of Hakusensha's Hanayōbi magazine , but put it on hold a year later. She picked up the series in Hakusensha's Melody magazine, only to put it on hold again a decade ago. Hakusensha published the manga's book volumes before, but Akita Shoten's Princess Comics imprint will begin publishing the volumes this summer. Princess Gold prepared readers for the return of the series by publishing the manga's first two chapters in a supplemental booklet last month.

DC Comics' CMX Manga imprint published Aoike's From Eroica with Love series in North America.

Source: Comic Natalie


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