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Shiozaki to Launch Shin Ikki Tousen Manga in November

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Young King Ours announced in September that Shiozaki would continue Ikki Tousen manga

This year's 21st issue of Shonengahosha's Young King magazine announced on Tuesday that Yuji Shiozaki will launch his Shin Ikki Tousen manga in the January issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine on November 30. The first chapter will be 30 pages long and will have a color opening page. The manga will also adorn the issue's cover.

Shiozaki's original Ikki Tousen manga centers around Hakufu Sonsaku, a high school student who possesses a magatama that allows her to channel the spirit of the warrior Sun Ce from China's Three Kingdoms era. She fights students from other high schools, each bearing their own magatama and embodying a different hero from the era.

Shiozaki launched his Ikki Tousen (Battle Vixens) manga in Wani Books' Monthly Comic Gum magazine in 2000, and serialized it in the magazine until it suspended publication in May. Shiozaki then continued to serialize the manga on the Monthly Comic Gum website, which was renamed WEB Comic Gum in August. In September, Shonengahosha announced that Shiozaki would continue the manga in Young King Ours, but did not specify when the new serialization would start. Wani Books published the manga's 24th compiled book volume on September 25.

Tokyopop held the license to Yuji Shiozaki's original manga in North America under the name Battle Vixens until the company closed its North American publishing branch.

Geneon Entertainment once released the first Ikki Tousen anime series in North America, and Funimation then picked up the license. Media Blasters had licensed both the second Ikki Tousen anime series, Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny, and the third series, Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, but Funimation picked up the license for Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians.

The latest anime entry in the franchise, Ikki Tousen: Extravaganza Epoch, debuted in December 2014 with two episodes. Funimation licensed the 2010 Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor TV anime series, along with the 2011 Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku OVA, and shipped the DVD in March 2014.

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