Crying Freeman's Ikegami, Ichi the Kiler's Yamamoto to Start Adam & Eve Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 20th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine announced on September 25 that Ryoichi Ikegami (Crying Freeman) and Hideo Yamamoto (Ichi the Killer) are launching a new manga series called Adam to Eve (Adam and Eve) in the next issue on October 9. The manga will have a color opening page and will adorn the magazine's cover.
The magazine teases the manga:
A murderous intent without form attacks the yakuza!
In the declining yakuza society, the elites bridge the barriers between their organizations and hold a meeting to decide how they will survive as yakuza. In the midst of their excitement, the footsteps of an invisible pair draw closer, bringing the stench of violence with them!
Viz Media, Dark Horse Comics, ComicsOne, and Marvel Comics published several of Ikegami's previous works in North America, including Crying Freeman, Mai the Psychic Girl, Samurai Crusader, Sanctuary, Strain, Wounded Man - The White Haired Demon, and Ikegami's re-imagining of Marvel's Spider-Man. Ikegami and Buronson launched the Rokumonsen Rock manga in Big Comic Superior in 2013. Shogakukan published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on September 25. Ikegami ended his Tenshi wa Maiorita series in January.
Yamamoto created Homunculus, Ichi the Killer, Okama Hakusho, and the Voyeur manga. Viz Media published Voyeur and Voyeurs, Inc. manga in North America, while Ichi the Killer inspired several controversial live-action adaptations and an original video anime. Cult-favorite-turned-mainstream director Takashi Miike oversaw the Ichi the Killer film that Media Blasters released in America, and he also made a voice cameo in the Ichi The Killer: Episode 0 anime that Central Park Media's U.S. Manga Corps distributed. Yamamoto launched his Hikari-Man manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine in December 2014. Shogakukan published the manga's second compiled book volume on September 30.