Kindaichi & Drops of God Creator Starts 1st New Manga in 3 Years
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shin Kibayashi, author of the Kindaichi Case files and Drops of God manga, will write a new manga series titled Shinjuku DxD (Shinjuku D by D) under the pen name Yuma Ando. (He also goes by other pen names such as Seimaru Amagi and Tadashi Agi.) Taiwanese artist Ponjea will draw the series, and it will debut in the weekly Manga Box app on February 27. Shinjuku DxD will be Kibayashi's first new series since Sherlock Bones began in 2011.
The new psychological suspense series will follow Inui Date, who works in a small medical clinic, and a policewoman named Maria Daigo. Together, they deal with the outbreak of an incurable disease in Shinjuku's Kabuki-chō red-light district.
The original Kindaichi Case Files began in 1992, and has since inspired several anime and live-action projects. Tokyopop published part of the manga as well as GetBackers in North America. Vertical released Drops of God, which inspired a live-action Korean drama adaptation, and Kodansha is releasing Sherlock Bones and Bloody Monday.