New Votoms Manga to be Previewed in Japan on March 19

posted on 2008-03-07 15:32 EST by Egan Loo
First manga for gritty "real robot" anime pioneer in 25 years

The editors of Akita Shoten's Champion Red Ichigo magazine have announced that they will preview a serialized manga of the Armored Trooper Votoms robot anime series in the May issue, which goes on sale on March 19. This will be the first time that a magazine has serialized Votoms manga since Akita Shoten's TV Anime Magazine and Kodansha's Comic Bombom magazine (both defunct) did so 25 years ago. Artist Mugita Sugimura (Kirie: Kyūketsu Seijo, Akihabara Muhōgai: Gun Maid) will draw the manga. The Sunrise studio is currently animating a new, 12-episode Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files video series.

The original anime from Sunrise was one of the first "real robot" series, which portrayed war in a relatively gritty manner compared to previous robot anime series. It follows Chirico Cuvie, a soldier caught in decades-long mechanized war. Writer Tim Eldred separately created Armored Trooper Votoms: Supreme Survivor, CPM's comic adaptation of Armored Trooper Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Roots of Treachery video. CPM also released the first anime series in North America.

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