News Yoshinori Natsume Ends Togari Shiro Sequel Manga
posted on 2011-05-03 08:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Manga creator Yoshinori Natsume ended his Togari Shiro supernatural action sequel series in the June issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine on Monday. In the story, a murderer is given a chance to escape Hell after 300 years — if he can hunt down 108 Toga evil spirits in the 21st century with the Togari sword. Natsume launched Togari Shiro in 2009 as a continuation of the original Togari manga, and Media Factory published the second compiled book volume last October.
Natsume had created the original manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2000, but the magazine abruptly ended his work in 2002. In North America, Viz Media published the eight volumes of the original Togari run from 2007 to 2008, and then launched Natsume's Kurozakuro series last November. Natsume also drew the Batman: Death Mask graphic novel for DC Comics.
In the same June issue of Monthly Comic Flapper, Tomoko Mitani launched her manga adaptation of Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, the latest work by Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second). The film itself will open in Japan this Saturday, and the current manga chapter serves as a prologue.
Also in the June issue, artist Yasuyuki Nekoi (Sōkoku no Garō - Hokuto no Ken: Rei Gaiden) and anime/manga creator Yasuhiro Imagawa (Giant Robo) launched the Kōsoku Otome no Seikatai (Restrained Maidens' Choir) manga. The two other new series are 34-sai Mushoku-san (Unemployed 34-Year-Old) by Takashi Ikeda (Sasameki Koto) and Yura Kouhi's four-panel Sensei to Boku -Natsume Soseki o Kakomu Hitobito— manga, which revolves around the late author Soseki Natsume (Kokoro).
The July issue will ship on June 4 with Asato Mizu's Denki-Gai no Honya-san (Electric Town Bookstore Worker) series, which is set in a manga bookstore.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.
Source: Comic Natalie