Mogura no Uta's Noboru Takahashi Launches New Series

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga tells history of 1st emperor of Han dynasty

This year's 14th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine debuted a new manga by Mogura no Uta creator Noboru Takahashi on July 10. The new manga is titled Liu Bang (pronounced Ryū Hō in Japanese), after the personal name of Emperor Gaozu, the founder of the Han dynasty of China.

The manga follows the future emperor's life as a farmer before his rise to power. Xiao He, a government official from Liu Bang's hometown, thinks Liu Bang is a disgrace.

Takahashi launched Mogura no Uta in Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday magazine in 2005, but he moved the manga to Weekly Big Comic Spirits after Weekly Young Sunday ceased publication in 2008. Shogakukan published the 54th compiled book volume on June 30. The series has more than 6.5 million copies in print, and has inspired two live-action films.

Takahashi is also drawing a side story, Mogura no Uta Gaiden Papillon Dance, in Shogakukan's Monthly Spirits. Shogakukan published the ninth compiled book volume on June 30.

Source: Comic Natalie

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