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Moto Hagio Launches New Poe no Ichizoku Manga Next Spring

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Author recently wrote 1st new chapters for manga 4 decades after original series

The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine revealed on Saturday that Moto Hagio's Poe no Ichizoku (The Poe Clan) manga is getting a new series that will launch in the magazine next spring.

Hagio recently wrote two new chapters for the manga titled Poe no Ichizoku: Haru no Yume. The first chapter debuted in Monthly Flowers in May 2016, and the second chapter debuted in the magazine on Saturday. A compiled book volume for the new chapters is slated for July 10.

The original manga is a fantasy series that depicts several short stories revolving around a young vampire named Edgar who has lived for over 200 years. The original manga takes place in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Shogakukan published the manga's five compiled volumes between 1974-1976.

TV Asahi adapted the manga into a live-action drama titled Stranger ~Bakemono ga Jiken wo Abaku~ (Stranger: Disclosing the Monster Incident) in March 2016. While the suspense television series tells an original story, it still shares the same worldview of Hagio's original manga.

The original manga is also inspiring a stage play by famous all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue in January-March 2018.

Hagio's They Were Eleven, A Drunken Dream and Other Stories, A,A', Otherworld Barbara, and The Heart of Thomas manga have English releases.

Image via Comic Natalie

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