Rumiko Takahashi's Manga Top 200 Million Copies in Print Worldwide
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The 35th compiled book volume of Rumiko Takahashi's RIN-NE (Kyōkai no Rinne) manga is revealing on Friday that the compiled volumes of all of Takahashi's manga have a total of more than 200 million copies in print worldwide. To mark the announcement, this year's 17th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine and May issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday Super magazine will publish a feature on Takahashi on March 22 and March 25, respectively.
This year's 17th and 18th issues of Weekly Shonen Sunday will feature the new two-chapter manga "Sennen no Mushin" (Millennium Innocence; pictured below). The manga marks the first time in 18 years that Takahashi is publishing a new one-shot in the magazine. The magazine will also feature illustrations of Takahashi's characters by 29 creators, including Mitsuru Adachi's (Touch, Cross Game) illustration of Urusei Yatsura character Lum. The magazine will reveal a giveaway projects for items used at Takahashi's workplace and special oversized hero playing cards.
The May issue of Shōnen Sunday Super will feature original plans for Takahashi's debut work Urusei Yatsura with a complete re-printing of the 1978 one-shot manga Katte na Yatsura. The issue will reveal the "Rekidai Tantō ga Erabu 1 Page" and "Rumic World Tokusei Seal" projects. The issue will also reveal the giveaway project for special oversized heroine playing cards that make a pair with the cards offered in Weekly Shonen Sunday.
This year's 15th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday revealed last Wednesday that the magazine will have an "important announcement" for Rumiko Takahashi fans in the magazine's 17th issue on March 22. Takahashi's RIN-NE (Kyōkai no Rinne) manga is taking a two-week break, and will return in the magazine's 18th issue on March 29.
Takahashi was nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame last year for the second time. In her career of over three decades, Takahashi created such manga series as Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, Ranma 1/2, One-Pound Gospel, Inuyasha, and RIN-NE. Many of her works became internationally popular and inspired anime and live-action adaptations. She appeared at the Comic-Con convention in 1994 and 2000.
Source: Comic Natalie