One Peace Books Adds Masao Yajima & Boichi's Raqiya Manga
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
One Peace Books confirmed with ANN that it has licensed the Raqiya manga by Masao Yajima and Boichi for release in North America.
Amazon describes the story:
A truck driver loses control in the Nevada desert and leaves one family dead in an explosive crash. But there is a sole survivor, Luna Hazuki, who makes a pact with a mysterious demon to regain the happiness that was robbed from her. Seven years later she is still living with the family that was supposed to be dead. But little does Luna know that the pact she made will lead to the Apocalypse and the end of the human race.
The manga series launched in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2008 and the fifth and final volume shipped in Japan in 2010.
Yajima wrote the Human Crossing manga with artist Kenshi Hirokane and it was later adapted into an anime series in 2003. Geneon Entertainment released the anime version in North America in 2005. Tokyopop released Mochizuki's Dragon Head manga between 2006 and 2008.
Korean artst Boichi is currently serializing Sun-Ken Rock in Shonen Gahosha's Young King magazine. Crunchyroll is publishing the series digitally. Boichi is also drawing the Sun-Ken Rock spinoff Wallman in Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine, Boichi also contributed to the one-volume Trigun: Multiple Bullets anthology manga, which Dark Horse Comics released in North America last year.
According to Amazon, both volumes of Raqiya are slated for release on October 14.
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.
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