Vampire Princess Miyu, Vampire Yui Both Get New Manga Series
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Manga creator and animator Narumi Kakinouchi and anime director Toshiki Hirano launched a new manga installment in the Vampire Princess Miyu franchise titled Vampire Miyu: Saku (Vampire Princess Miyu: New Moon) in Akita Shoten's Champion Cross manga website on Tuesday. The new story begins with Miyu transferring into a certain middle school. Hirano, Kakinouchi's husband, is credited for the manga's original work.
In addition Tōko Kanno's Hisureba (If Kept Secret) manga transferred from Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Young Champion magazine to Champion Cross on Tuesday. Kanno drew the manga adaptation of sprite/fairys' Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Love, Election and Chocolate) game, which also inspired a 2012 television anime.
Kakinouchi also launched the Vampire Yui - Saishūshō (Vampire Yui - Final Chapter) manga in Champion Cross on November 28. The manga is a sequel to her Vampire Princess Miyu spinoff manga Vampire Yui. Kakinouchi originally self-published the sequel.
Vampire Princess Miyu manga revolves around the half-human, half-vampire girl named Miyu who is trapped in a body that will remain a teenager forever. As a vampire, it is her duty to hunt down demonic beings known as Shinma who have wandered into the human world and send them back to the Darkness.
Hirano and Kakinouchi's original Vampire Princess Miyu manga launched in 1988 in Akita Shoten's Susperia magazine, and ended in 2002 with ten volumes. The manga is part of a cross-media franchise that also involved four-episode OAV that also ran from 1988 to 1989 and was co-directed by Hirano. Kakinouchi published the New Vampire Princess Miyu manga beginning in 1992. Hirano directed the Vampire Princess Miyu television anime remake of the OAV in 1997. Vampire Yui also ran in Susperia from 1989 to 1995, and it spawned The Wanderer and Yui Kanonsho spinoff manga.
Studio Ironcat previously licensed all the manga in franchise, but the company went out of business before it could finish any of the releases. AnimEigo released the OAV in North America, and Tokyopop distributed the television anime in North America from 2001 to 2002. Maiden Japan re-released the series in 2013.
Source: Comic Natalie