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Parasyte's Iwaaki Launches Reiri Manga With Artist Daisuke Muroi

posted on by Kevin Pennyfeather
Sengoku period drama to begin November 12

The November issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Saturday that manga author Hitoshi Iwaaki (Historie, Parasyte) is writing a new manga titled Reiri, with art by Daisuke Muroi (Akitsu, Ebata no Rock). The first two chapters will debut together in the December issue on November 12.

The magazine describes the story:

The harsh world of the Sengoku period. What did that girl fight for? A vivid and serious period drama opens!

Iwaaki's Parasyte (Kiseiju) ran from 1990 to 1995 and inspired an anime series and two live-action films from 2014-2015. Mixxine, the company that eventually became Tokyopop, published Parasyte in its Mixxine magazine and later in compiled book volumes. Del Rey then republished the series from 2007-2009. Kodansha Comics republished the manga again from 2011-2012, and began reprinting the series after the anime's debut.

Iwaaki began his ongoing manga Historie in 2004. The series won the Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs' Media Arts Festival Award for manga in 2010 and the 16th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2012. Iwaaki also teamed with artist Masaaki Nakayama for the Black Jack spinoff manga Black Jack ~Aoki Mirai~ starting in September 2011, and Akita Shoten shipped the series in one compiled volume in 2012.

[Image via The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web]

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