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Eat-Man's Akihito Yoshitomi Starts New Short Yuri Series

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga about girls who discover strange machine launched this month

This year's July issue of Shonengahosha's Young Comic magazine published the first chapter of a new mini-series by Akihito Yoshitomi on June 9. The manga, titled Lily System, is based on merchandise illustrations Yoshitomi did for Village Vanguard's Yuri Exhibition.

In the "mechanical girls" story, two high school girls discover a shabby machine in the back of a barn and it leads them to a strange world.

Yoshitomi drew his Eat-Man manga from 1996 to 2002, and the manga received an anime adaptation in 1997. A second anime series aired in Japan one year later. Viz Media published the manga in North America, while Bandai Entertainment licensed the anime. ADV Manga published Yoshitomi's Ray manga, while Section23 Films released the Ray television anime and the Blue Drop anime inspired by Yoshitomi's manga of the same name.

Yoshitomi also recently drew Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman: Breakdown, the manga adaptation of the Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman crossover anime. The one compiled volume shipped in April 2016.

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