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Magi Creator Shinobu Ohtaka to Launch Orient Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
New fantasy manga follows boy in Warring States Japan

This year's 18th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced on Wednesday that Magi creator Shinobu Ohtaka will launch a new manga titled Orient in the 26th issue on May 30. The fantasy series takes place during Japan's Warring States Period, where Japan is ruled by "___." A 15-year-old boy named Musashi will stand up to ___ with the help of a certain special power.

Ohtaka launched Magi in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2009 after finishing her five-year run of Sumomo Momomo. Magi ended it in October. The series has 25 million copies in print.

Magi inspired two 25-episode anime series: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic in 2012 and the sequel Magi: The Kingdom of Magic in 2013. Yoshifumi Ōtera is drawing an ongoing spinoff manga titled Magi: Adventure of Sinbad, which first debuted as a bonus on the Magi anime's home video release before launching as a full series. The spinoff in turn inspired an original video anime series and a television anime series.

Source: Mantan Web

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