Fairy Tail's Mashima to Draw Parasyte One-Shot Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The September issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine is announcing on Saturday that manga creator Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail) will draw a one-shot based on Hitoshi Iwaaki's Parasyte manga for the magazine's October issue, which Kodansha will publish on August 25. The magazine teases the one-shot:
A parasite approaches the peaceful guild?!
The one-shot is the 9th in a series of original "Neo Kiseijū" (Neo Parasyte) stories by different creators. The project is promoting the Parasyte -the maxim- television anime, which ended in March. Akira Hiramoto (Me and the Devil Blues), Riichi Ueshiba (Mysterious Girlfriend X), and Ryōji Minagawa (Peacemaker) previously wrote one-shots for the series.
Mashima launched his Fairy Tail fantasy manga series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006. Kodansha published the manga's 50th compiled book volume on July 17. The manga is inspiring an ongoing television anime series that premiered in 2009. Mashima launched a dedicated magazine named Monthly Fairy Tail for the franchise in July 17, 2014, and recently ended it exactly one year later last Friday. The magazine serialized two Fairy Tail prequel manga, one of which, Fairy Tail Zero, Mashima also drew. Kodansha Comics publishes the main Fairy Tail manga in North America, and Crunchyroll is releasing new chapters online as they come out in Japan.
Iwaaki's Parasyte (Kiseijū) manga takes place in a world where alien beings called Parasites come to Earth and start taking over humans by entering in through their noses and ears and attaching themselves to their brains. One alien called Migi is only able to take over high school student Shinichi Izumi's right arm, and is unable to control Shinichi completely. Migi and Shinichi learn to co-exist, and the two battle other Parasites who see humans only as food.
Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in North America.
Parasyte inspired two live-action film adaptations, the first of which premiered on December and the second of which premiered in April. The TV anime series premiered in October and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series in North America.