Brave10's Shimotsuki to Launch Gothic Ressha Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
The May issue of Kodansha's ARIA magazine announced on Thursday that it will launch seven new manga in the magazine's upcoming issues, including a new manga from Brave10's Kairi Shimotsuki, and a manga adaptation (pictured at right) of Tecmo Koei Games' latest "Neo Romance" game Geten no Hana (Flower of the Mortal Realm).
In the magazine's June issue on April 27, Nao Doumoto (Rakuen Danshi - Beast Harem) will launch the Sleeping Beauty suspense manga about a female college student who loses her memory and a man looking for his lost lover. Additionally, Sōta Kuwahara's Hanirabi! one-shot manga is getting a serialization starting in the June issue, and the manga will run in the magazine every other month.
In the magazine's July issue on May 28, Sō Kirishima will launch the Usotsuki Boyfriend (Liar Boyfriend) manga about three good-looking brothers who start working as professional relationship destroyers. Yuka Kumada will also start the manga adaptation of Geten no Hana in this issue. The Geten no Hana game itself shipped on Wednesday, and is set in Japan's Warring States period. In the game, the player controls a female ninja (kunoichi) drawn into a love triangle between real-life historical warriors Oda Nobunaga and Akechi Mitsuhide. Boys-love manga creator Hayate Kuku (Your Love Sickness) designed the characters for the game.
Additionally, in the September issue of ARIA on July 27, Sora Hōnoka will launch the tentatively-titled Dorothy to Toto (Dorothy and Toto) manga about a selfish witch and her manservant.
ARIA will launch Shimotsuki's tentatively-titled Gothic Ressha manga and Kaori Akatsuki's manga adaptation of Rinne Ishida's Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi (The Leftover Princess and the Knight of the Round Table) novel sometime in the future, but the two manga do not yet have a specific launch date.
Digital Manga Inc. is releasing Shimotsuki's Brave10 manga digitally in English under its Digital Manga Guild program. The manga was previously licensed by Tokyopop, but the company shut down its North American publishing division before it could release the first volume. Crunchyroll streamed last year's anime adaptation of the series outside of Japan, and NIS America will release the series on home video.
Image © Yuka Kumada, Kodansha, Tecmo Koei Games, Hayate Kuku
Source: Comic Natalie