Dirty Pair, Devilman vs. Getter Robo Manga Launch
posted on by Egan Loo
Hisao Tamaki (Star Wars: A New Hope manga) has launched his Dirty Pair no Daibōken (The Great Adventures of Dirty Pair) manga, based on Haruka Takachiho's Dirty Pair science fiction novels, in the May issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine on Friday. Like the original novels, Tamaki's manga follows the misadventures of the Lovely Angels — two galactic private investigators named Kei and Yuri who solve mysteries, but often leave chaos and wanton destruction in their wake.
Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced on Wednesday that they are releasing Sunrise's 1985 television anime adaptation of the Dirty Pair novels. The novels have also spawned a film and several video projects, including a 1990s re-imagining called Dirty Pair Flash. The other anime projects have been released in North America before, but Right Stuf's upcoming release will be the first time that the television series has been released in North America. Adam Warren created a string of Dirty Pair comics, authorized by Takachiho himself, in the United States. Dark Horse Comics published Tamaki's Star Wars: A New Hope manga in North America.
Coincidentally, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the character designer of Takachiho's Crusher Joe anime franchise, is resuming his Uruwashijima Yume Monogatari manga after a four-month break in the same issue of Monthly Comic Ryū. Yasuhiko was serializing this historical war manga on an irregular schedule, but it will be a monthly series starting this month.
In a separate development, Go Nagai and his Dynamic Pro studio are launching a new manga called Devilman vs. Getter Robo in the May issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Champion Red magazine on April 19. In the current April issue, Hiroki Haruse (Allison, Lillia & Treize) has started his Zōshoku Shōjo Plana-chan! comedy manga (pictured at left) about a mutant Planarian/human girl. In the same issue, Satoshi Karasuya (Onobori Monogatari) has also started his essay manga Karasuya Satoshi no Otaku Tanbō (Satoshi Karasuya's Otaku Reports) about otaku locales, and Yūji Sumino (Okitsune-sama de Chu) has started Minori Scandal about the secret life of an honors student named Minori.