Saiyuki Reload Blast Manga to Have 'Important Announcement' on July 28
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for Ichijinsha's Comic Zero Sum magazine announced on Tuesday that Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki Reload Blast manga will have an important announcement in the next issue on July 28. The manga will also adorn the magazine's front cover.
The manga is serializing irregularly in Comic Zero Sum. Minekura slowed down her publication of the Saiyuki Reload Blast and Wild Adapter manga in 2013 due to her health.
Saiyuki Reload Blast is the sequel to Minekura's Saiyuki and Saiyuki Reload manga series. She launched the series in Comic Zero Sum in 2009. Ichijinsha published the manga's second compiled book volume in 2014. The manga series has also spawned the Saiyuki Gaiden and Saiyuki Ibun manga spinoffs.
The original Saiyuki manga inspired a 1999 OVA and a 2000 television anime adaptation, as well as a sequel film and OVA. Saiyuki Reload inspired two anime adaptations and a prequel OVA. Most recently, the Saiyuki Gaiden prequel manga inspired an OVA adaptation in 2011. A stage musical adaptation of the manga ran in Tokyo last September.
Tokyopop released the Saiyuki manga and most of Saiyuki Reload in English. ADV Films released the first television anime series and film in North America, and AEsir Holdings rereleased the series in 2015. Geneon Entertainment Inc. released the Saiyuki Reload television anime adaptations. Sentai Filmworks released the Saiyuki Gaiden OVA.