News Mysterious Girlfriend X's Ueshiba Draws Parasyte One-Shot Manga
posted on 2015-01-22 04:00 EST
The March issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine is announcing on Saturday that manga creator Riichi Ueshiba will draw a one-shot based on Hitoshi Iwaaki's Parasyte manga, titled "Migii no Tabi" (Migi's Journey). The one-shot is the fifth in a monthly series of original Neo Kiseijū (Neo Parasyte) stories by different creators. The project is promoting the currently airing Parasyte -the maxim- television anime. Akira Hiramoto (Me and the Devil Blues), MikiMaki (Para☆Dise), and Miki Ronno (Juon -video side-) have all previously written one-shots for the Neo Kiseiju series. The magazine teases:
"It's been years since you had any limitation. And you've been walking around here all this time."
Ueshiba began the Mysterious Girlfriend X manga in the same magazine in 2006 and ended it last September. Kodansha shipped the 12th and final compiled volume of the series in November. The manga inspired a television anime in 2012. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed and released the series in North America. Crunchyroll distributes the manga in English digitally.
Iwaaki's Parasyte (Kiseijū) manga takes place in a world where alien beings called Parasites come to Earth and start taking over humans by entering in through their noses and ears and attaching themselves to their brains. One alien called Migi is only able to take over high school student Shinichi Izumi's right arm, and is unable to control Shinichi completely. Migi and Shinichi learn to co-exist, and the two battle other Parasites who see humans only as food.
Parasyte will get two live-action film adaptations, the first of which premiered on December. The anime series premiered in October and is currently airing, with Crunchyroll simulcasting the television anime series.