Ice Blade's Takahashi Starts Tenmasō no Sanshimai - Sky High Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
Manga creator Tsutomu Takahashi announced on Sunday that he will launch a new series called Tenmasō no Sanshimai - Sky High (The Three Tenmasō Sisters - Sky High) in this year's 18th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine on August 21. The announcement will also be made in this week's issue of Grand Jump.
The story is set at Tenmasō, a hot spring inn on a secluded river bank that is visited by people hovering between life and death. People say that the three sisters who work there can heal souls on the brink. A certain visitor arrives one day.
Takahashi launched his first Sky High paranormal manga series in 2001, and it spawned other spinoff manga such as Sky High Karma and Skyhigh: Shinshō. It also inspired two live-action television series in 2003 and 2004, as well as a 2003 film from Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus, Baton, Azumi).
Tokyopop published Takahashi's Jiraishin detective action manga, under the name Ice Blade, as one of the company's first titles in North America. Takahashi drew a sequel called Jiraishin diablo, and it ran from the inaugural issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in 2008 to 2011. His other recent titles include Hito Hitori Futari in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine and the mobile manga Muyung -Kagenashi- drawn by Jung-Hyun Kim.