Go Nagai's Dororo and Enma-kun Manga Becomes Full Series
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga creator Go Nagai and Dynamic Pro are turning their one-shot crossover between Nagai's Dororon Enma-kun and Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga into a full manga series. Nagai launched the new Dororo to Enma-kun (Dororo and Enma-kun) series in Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku on Friday. The manga will run in the magazine once a month. Friday's issue of the magazine also featured a dialogue between Nagai and Osamu Tezuka's son Makoto Tezuka.
The original one-shot featured a meeting between Enma-kun and Dororo, with the two work together to exterminate yōkai. The one-shot ran in the same Weekly Manga Goraku magazine in November. The full manga series will feature the continued journey of the two characters.
The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum is hosting the original one-shot's manuscripts until February 19.
Vertical published Tezuka's Dororo manga in 2008, and then re-released the series in omnibus form last year. The Eisner Award-winning 1960s manga follows demon-hunting ronin and a young orphan thief. The manga inspired a 1969 anime by Tezuka's Mushi Pro.
In Go Nagai's Dororon Enma-kun supernatural anime and manga franchise, Enma-kun, Yukiko Hime, and Kapaeru are members of a Demon Patrol that are sent to the human world to arrest demons. The franchise received a more recent television anime series in 2011 that NIS America released in North America last September.