Fist of the North Star, Crying Freeman Creators Start New Manga
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This year's 14th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine will launch the Rokumonsen Rock manga with story by Buronson and art by Ryoichi Ikegami on June 28. The announcement was made in the previous issue on Friday.
The "unprecedented Sengoku youth ballad" story will take place during Japan's Warring States Period. It will show the early years of such famous historical figures as Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Mitsuhide. Rokumonsen are six coins traditionally used as a burial accessory, and they became the family crest for the Sanada warrior clan of the old Shinano Province.
Buronson and Ikegami ended their Soul Lord 2 manga in Big Comic Superior in January. The pair previously collaborated on the manga Heat and Strain.
Viz Media, Dark Horse Comics, ComicsOne, and Marvel Comics published several of Ikegami's previous works in North America, including Crying Freeman, Mai the Psychic Girl, Samurai Crusader, Sanctuary, Strain, Wounded Man - The White Haired Demon, and Ikegami's re-imagining of Marvel's Spider-Man. Gutsoon! Entertainment, Viz, and Dark Horse also published part of Buronson's Fist of the North Star, Fist of the Blue Sky, Japan, and King of Wolves.
[Via Manga News]