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Utena Creator Chiho Saito to Launch Torikae Baya Manga

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
"Trans-sexual story" about masculine princess, feminine prince swapping roles

The August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine announced on Thursday that manga creator Chiho Saitō will launch her new series Torikae Baya in the next issue. The next issue will go on sale on July 28.

The taglines for the new manga read:

A masculine princess and a feminine young prince
So, why don't we switch sides?
A trans-sexual story …
leaping lightly across the gap between men and women

Chiho Saitō is best known for creating the Revolutionary Girl Utena manga that inspired a popular television anime series and film. She then created World of S&M, Anastasia Club, Ice Forest, and Viscount Valmont: Dangerous Liaisons. Viz published Utena in North America, while Tokyopop published World of S&M.

[Via Manga News]

Update: There is a classic Heian-period story known as Torikaebaya Monogatari (The Changeling) with a similar premise. The Utena manga and anime were developed simulteneously. Thanks, Princess_Irene and Brian Ruh.

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