Akame ga KILL's Takahiro Teases New Hinowa ga Yuku! Manga's Story

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Girl aims to unify war-torn land in series debuting June 24

The June issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine revealed story details about Takahiro's new HINOWA ga YUKU! (Hinowa Conquers!) manga on Thursday. The manga will launch with strelka's art in the magazine's July issue on June 24.

The story is set in a distant eastern country called Wakoku. Battles for the survival of the fittest have lasted a century in Wakoku. Hinowa is an obscure girl caught in the midst of the upheaval. With resolve in her heart, she will tear these chaotic times asunder.

Text in the issue's announcement image reads, "The aim is unification of the chaotic world!!"

A previous image shows a character resembling Akame from Akame ga KILL! alongside new characters, but the original announcement did not explicitly state that the new manga is a sequel or is set in the same world.

The text in this earlier announcement image reads, "Unify the chaotic world of rivaling warlords!"

Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro ended their Akame ga KILL! manga in December. The manga launched in 2010 in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine. Square Enix published the manga's 15th and final compiled book volume in February.

The dark fantasy action manga centers on Tatsumi, a young warrior who travels to the Imperial capital to join the military, and instead finds a world of corruption, decay, and brutality. Tatsumi encounters Night Raid, an assassin group that supports the efforts of a growing underground revolution, joining their ranks after they reveal the true nature of the Imperial nobility to him. Among Night Raid's number is Akame, a reticent swordswoman who has a past as an imperial assassin.

The Akame ga KILL! ZERO prequel focuses on Akame's former life as a professional assassin in Imperial employ. The manga announced in June 2015 that the prequel is also "approaching its climax."

The series, including the Akame ga KILL! ZERO spinoff, has 3,300,000 copies in print as of last August. Yen Press publishes both manga in North America.

Akame ga KILL! inspired a TV anime, which premiered in Japan in July 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed and released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD home video. The anime began airing on Adult Swim's Toonami block starting in August 2015.

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