Vampire Yui - Saishūshō Manga Listed With 2 Volumes
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Akita Shoten is listing Narumi Kakinouchi's Vampire Yui - Saishūshō (Vampire Yui - Final Chapter) manga with two volumes, one for each half of the manga's story. Both volumes are listed with a June 20 release date.
The manga is a sequel to Kakinouchi's Vampire Princess Miyu spinoff manga Vampire Yui. Kakinouchi originally self-published the sequel, then launched a reprint on Akita Shoten's Champion Cross manga website last November.
Anime director Toshiki 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.
Hirano and Kakinouchi also launched the Vampire Miyu: Saku (Vampire Princess Miyu: New Moon) in Champion Cross in December. It is the newest manga installment in the franchise.