Tokyo Tribe Gets 2 New Manga Chapters in July & August
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The July issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Young Champion magazine announced on Tuesday that Santa Inoue will publish two new chapters of his Tokyo Tribe manga in the magazine's August and September issues. Akita Shoten will publish the August issue of the magazine on July 7, and the September issue on August 7. The chapters are titled "Waru vs. Oni Kyōdai" (Waru vs. Ogre Brothers).
Inoue began publishing his 12-volume Tokyo Tribe 2 sequel manga in 1998, and ended it in 2006. Tokyopop acquired the Tokyo Tribe 2 manga and published seven English volumes with the title Tokyo Tribes, before the company shuttered its North American publishing operations in 2011.
The Studio Madhouse adapted Tokyo Tribe into a 13-episode television anime series in 2006. Director Shion Sono (Suicide Club, Shinjuku Swan) adapted the manga into a live-action film, which premiered in Los Angeles on October 4. Inoue confirmed last Wednesday that producer Patrick S. Cunningham (Starlet, The Room) and screenwriter Darryl Wharton-Rigby (Homicide: Life on the Street, Obon) licensed the rights to adapt Tokyo Tribes as a television series.