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Radiant Becomes 1st French Manga Published in Japan

posted on 2015-08-06 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

French artist Tony Valente is joining the small club of foreign manga artists published in Japan. Valente's work Radiant was made in France and is being brought over with support from One-Punch Man artist Yusuke Murata. The story follows the main character Seth, and a group of witches on the lookout for the "Radiant," a mythical object that brings monsters into the world. While pursuing the item, they are also hunted by The Inquisition.

In the above interview, Valente says he's aiming for at least 15 volumes. Three were published in France so far.

Asukashinsha published the first volume on Thursday as part of its Euromanga Collection imprint. Other works under the imprint include Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido's Blacksad, Wika series by Thomas Day and Olivier Ledroit, La Quête de l'oiseau series by Régis Loisel and Serge Le Tendre, MONSTER by Enki Bilal, Muchacho by Emmanuel Lepage, and La Marche du Crabe by Arthur de Pins.

Jamie Lynn Lano, the former assistant to Prince of Tennis creator Takeshi Konomi, Swedish native Åsa Ekström, and Peepo Choo creator Felipe Smith have also worked as manga artists in Japan.

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