News 3rd Man-gatarō Manga, Chinyūki, to be Flash-Animated
posted on 2008-11-22 13:58 EST
The Mainichi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web feature has confirmed that Chinyūki will be the third manga by avant-garde gag story creator Man-gatarō to be animated with Flash software for DVD release next year. The first story to be animated, Jigoku Kōshien (Hell Baseball Tournament or Battlefield Baseball), will ship on February 13. The second DVD, Yo nimo Kimyō na Man-gatarō (Extremely Bizarre Man-gatarō), will follow in the spring. Chinyūki will come out in the summer.
Chinyūki spoofs adventure manga by retelling Journey to the West, the Chinese literary classic that inspired Dragonball, Saiyūki, Monkey Magic, and many other manga and anime. In the story, a violent, trouble-making kabuki player joins a traveling monk (who happens to be have been transformed into a monkey by a curse) on a colorful journey west to ancient southern Asia. The manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1992, and 4 million copies of the six compiled volumes have been sold.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō