Jin's Motoka Murakami to Launch New Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Japanese publisher Shogakukan has revealed that manga creator Motoka Murakami (Jin, Musashi no Ken) will launch a new manga series in the publisher's Big Comic Original magazine in March. Editor in Chief Motohiro Miki noted that the "Manga creator manga" will center on a woman who, during the pre-war era when drawing manga was not considered a popular career choice, decided to devote her life to being a manga creator.
Murakami's historical medical manga Jin (pictured at right) inspired two live-action television series, both broadcast on Japan's TBS network and starring Takao Osawa. The series also inspired a Korean live-action television adaptation that aired last year and Crunchyroll streamed outside of Japan. Most recently, the manga also received a stage play adaptation from the famous all-female Takarazuka Revue Company in October through December. Murakami's manga concluded its serialization in Shueisha's Super Jump magazine in 2010 and has been collected into 20 volumes.
Thanks to Manga-News for the news tip.