Tanaka's Titania Space Opera Novels Gets Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
The April issue (released on February 26) of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine has announced that a manga version of Yoshiki Tanaka's Titania space opera novels will launch in the next issue, which will go on sale on March 26. Yoshiki Tanaka's novels have inspired a string of hit manga and anime adaptations, including the long-running Legend of the Galactic Heroes space opera, the Asian-influenced Sohryuden - Legend of the Dragon Kings mythological fantasy, and the Middle-East-influenced The Heroic Legend of Arslan fantasy series. Yoshiki wrote three volumes about a soldier who flees the spacefaring Titania empire and seeks refuge with a rebellion force. Artist Guntetsu will draw the manga.
Character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross, Orguss, Megazone 23, Gunbuster) drew the illustrations for the novels, and director Noboru Ishiguro (Macross, Orguss, Megazone 23, Galactic Heroes) revealed at Anime Expo 2003 that he, Mikimoto, and mechanical designer Kazutaka Miyatake (Macross, Orguss, Gunbuster, Eureka Seven) were developing an anime version of the novels. However, there have been no new updates on the anime project's progress since that convention.