Crusher Joe Sci-Fi Franchise Gets 1st Novel in 8 Years
posted on by Egan Loo
Author Haruka Takachiho (Dirty Pair) will publish Mizu no Meikyū (Water Labyrinth), the first Crusher Joe novel in eight years, on Friday. In the space opera action story, the lead anti-hero and his crew are caught in the middle of a civil war on an underwater planet, alongside mercenaries who have been enhanced for marine warfare.
Anime studio Sunrise adapted the Crusher Joe novels in a popular 1983 film and a 1989 video project, both of which AnimEigo released in North America. Takachiho's Dirty Pair novels also inspired numerous anime projects, although he last wrote a Dirty Pair novel in 2007. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Gundam, The Venus Wars) illustrated both novel series and designed the Crusher Joe anime projects.
Thanks to Daniel Huddleston for the news tip.