SaiKano's Takahashi Resumes Kimi no Kakera After 2 Years

posted on 2009-09-21 07:34 EDT
Fantasy's 1st chapter, 3 chapters from latest volume to be posted on web for free

Shin Takahashi, the manga creator best known for SaiKano (Saishū Heiki Kanojo), is resuming his Kimi no Kakera fantasy adventure manga after two years. The story centers on Icoro, a princess of a snowbound country with no parents, no real power — and thanks to a mysterious illness, no ability to feel happiness. Icoro's adventures begin when Shiro, a boy who cannot feel pain, falls through her ceiling. The two embark on a journey to search for the sun to save their country, but are chased by "Warmongers" along the way.

Takahashi launched Kimi no Kakera in the pages of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 2002 to 2004. However, he stopped the magazine serialization and continued releasing the story directly in book volumes (tankōbon). The manga's seventh volume will ship on October 17 — a full 26 months after the sixth volume was released.

To mark the new volume's release, Shogakukan's Club Sunday website has posted a special version of the manga's very first 108 pages online for free. (The online release includes the same opening color pages that the original magazine serialization did.) The website will then post an installment from the seventh volume every Friday for three weeks starting on September 25.

Viz released both the SaiKano manga and its television anime adaptation in North America. A live-action version was also produced in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie

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