Kamisama Kiss Creator Julietta Suzuki Launches New Manga on October 20
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Wednesday that Julietta Suzuki will launch a new series titled Tripitaka Torinique in the magazine's next issue on October 20. The manga will launch with two chapters for a total of 66 pages. The manga will appear on the issue's front cover, and the first chapter will also have a color opening page.
The magazine teases the setting as "1,400 years ago," and centers on a girl named Kaka, who is about to begin a journey.
Suzuki ended her Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita) manga in the magazine's 12th issue on May 20. The final page of the manga had announced that Suzuki would launch a new work this fall.
Suzuki launched the manga in Hana to Yume in 2008, and Hakusensha released the 25th and final volume on August 19. Viz Media published the 22nd volume in North America on October 4.
A "volume 25.5," an official fanbook, will ship on December 20, and will bundle a DVD with an original anime, and a 32-page epilogue manga.
The series inspired two anime seasons, and Funimation streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan, and also released both seasons on home video. The manga also inspired a series of four original anime DVDs (OADs) that shipped with the manga's 22nd-25th compiled volumes.