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'Special Project' for Saint Seiya Author Masami Kurumada to Appear in Champion Red on December 18 (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The December issue of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine teased on Tuesday that the magazine will publish a "special project" by Masami Kurumada (Saint Seiya, pictured right) in the February 2022 issue, which will ship on December 18. The magazine teases the "shocking" project as a Christmas gift, and a "new frontier" for Kurumada. The magazine's January 2022 issue on November 19 will reveal more information.

Kurumada announced last November that his Otoko-Zaka manga will end in its 11th volume. Kurumada first serialized the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1985. He said, "I became a manga creator to draw this manga." However, the series remained incomplete at three volumes for nearly 30 years. The manga's initial eight-chapter revival began in Shū Play News, the official website of Shueisha's Weekly Playboy magazine, in June 2014. The manga moved to Shonen Jump+ in 2017.

Kurumada published the original Saint Seiya manga from 1986 to 1990. The manga has inspired a number of television anime, original video anime projects, anime films, and spinoff manga. The Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō spinoff manga also has an anime. Viz Media published the original manga in English under the title Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac.

The manga is inspiring live-action film.

Update: Added more information from the magazine.

Source: Champion RED December issue and magazine's website

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