Miyuki Abe's Hakkenden Manga Enters 'Climax'

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Amazon Japan is listing the 19th compiled book volume of Miyuki Abe's Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun manga with a cover image that notes that the manga is "entering the climax." The volume is slated to ship on December 27.

Abe's manga reimagines the setting from the classic Hakkenden samurai novel as a female-oriented story with supernatural elements. The manga inspired two anime seasons from Studio DEEN in 2013.

Abe launched the manga in Tosuisha's Ichi*Raki magazine in 2005. Abe then switched publishers to Kadokawa Shoten in 2011, and began serializing the manga in the publisher's Ciel magazine. Abe then switched the manga in 2014 to the new Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi-inspired Emerald magazine.

The first 13-episode television anime series adaptation of the manga premiered in Japan in January 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the series in various countries outside of Japan as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the first season on home video in May 2014 under the title Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East. The second season premiered in July 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed it as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the second season on home video in October 2014.

Source: Amazon

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