News Death Note Artist, Novelist Team Up on Urōboe Uroboros
posted on 2007-12-27 21:30 EST
Death Note manga artist Takeshi Obata and Death Note: Another Note novelist NisiOisin will team up on a standalone, one-shot manga titled Urōboe UROBOROS! in Issue #6/7 (on sale on January 4) of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine next year. The announcement was made in Issue #4/5 (released on December 25) of Weekly Shonen Jump. (In the linked page's lefthand column, select the downward arrows at the bottom, and then select the last item in the list that appears.)
Viz Media has released all 12 volumes of the original Death Note manga in North America, and the company will also publish NisiOisin's Death Note novel in English in February. The 55-page Urōboe UROBOROS! story will be the third manga that Obata has worked on since Death Note ended in Japan in 2006. (The other two were Blue Dragon: Ral Ω Grad in Weekly Shonen Jump and Hello Baby in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine.) Del Rey will publish NisiOisin's xxxHOLiC: Another xxxHOLiC spinoff short-story collection which is based on Clamp's ongoing manga, as well as his Zaregoto light novel series.