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Casshern Sins, Linebarrels of Iron Anime Adapted as Manga

posted on by Egan Loo
Linebarrels' original manga creators recreate 1st anime episode in manga form

Casshern Sins, the October 1 remake of Tatsunoko Production's classic Shinzō Ningen Casshan action anime series, is getting a manga adaptation. Masaki Takei (original character desgner of Immoral Sisters, Dragon Knight: The Wheel of Time) will launch the manga version in the December issue of Jive's Monthly Comic Rush magazine. The manga was announced in the current Comic Rush issue on September 26, and the December issue will actually ship on October 25.

The creators of the original Linebarrels of Iron manga have taken the unusual step of adapting the first episode of the anime version back into manga. Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi have been serializing Linebarrels of Iron (Kurogane no Linebarrels), a story about a boy who pilots a 21-meter-tall robot for a secretive conglomerate, in Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine since 2004. To commemorate the October 3 premiere of the anime adaptation, Shimizu and Shimoguchi created a one-shot Linebarrels of Iron manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion, a magazine that caters to a younger audience than Champion RED. The one-shot manga, which appears in this year's 44th issue of Shōnen Champion on Thursday, recreates the entire first episode of the anime version.

Sources: Chuosha, Muhyojo

Images © Tatsunoko Production/Casshern Sins Project
© 2008 Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi, Akita Publishing/Gonzo/Linebarrel Partners

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