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Dark Horse Licenses Hatsune Miku, Evangelion Spinoff Manga, H.P. Lovecraft Manga Adaptation

posted on by Karen Ressler

Anime News Network's Anime Expo 2016 news coverage sponsored by Yen Press.

Dark Horse Comics announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it has licensed the Hatsune Miku: Rin-Chan Now!, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students, and H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound and Other Stories manga. All three manga will debut in 2017.

Hatsune Miku: Rin-Chan Now! (Rin-Chan Now! in Japanese) is written by sezu and edited by OwataP, the producers behind the "Rin-chan Now!" song and video the manga is based on. Hiro Tamura draws the art.

The manga ran in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine, and Ichijinsha published four compiled volumes between 2013 and 2014. Ichijinsha also published the Rin-chan Now! SSs novels.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students (Shinseiki Evangelion: Piko-Piko Chūgakusei Densetsu) is a gag manga spinoff of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The manga takes place at NERV middle school, which raises kids to be Evangelion pilots in order to combat mysterious giant lifeforms. The school recruits gamers from around the world.

Yūshi Kawata (Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor) writes the series with art by Yukito, who worked on the Neon Genesis Evangelion: Comic Tribute, also released by Dark Horse. The manga is serialized in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine, and Kadokawa released the third compiled volume in May.

Gou Tanabe's H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound and Other Stories manga adapts three of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stories: "The Hound," "The Temple," and "The Nameless City." Kadokawa published the volume in 2014.

Tanabe went on to publish manga based on Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space" and "The Haunter of the Dark."

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