New Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm Manga to Start in 2014
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Manga creator Yukito Kishiro announced on his blog on Wednesday that he will start a new Gunnm manga series in the second half of 2014. The series is tentatively titled Kasei Senki (The Martian War Chronicles). He is also planning to publish an art collection book this year.
The second 2014 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine is revealed last month that Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita: Last Order (GUNNM: Last Order) manga will end in the next chapter on January 28.
Kishiro's original Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga ran in Shueisha's Business Jump magazine from 1990 to 1995, followed by the 1995-1996 follow-up Ashen Victor and the single-volume Gunnm: Other Stories. The story continued in 2001 with the partial retelling Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, which moved to Kodansha's Evening magazine as the result of an issue between Kishiro and Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine.
Kodansha released the 18th compiled volume of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order in Japan in April. Kodansha Comics began releasing the series in North America with the 16th volume in December 2012, and the 18th volume shipped this past July. Viz Media originally published the first 15 volumes in North America until Kishiro switched publishers in 2011.