Hoshin Engi Manga Gets Novel by Psycho-Pass Novels' Ryō Yoshigami (Updated)

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Shirube Naki Michi e uses same subtitle as manga's final volume

The combined 21st and 22nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Ryu Fujisaki's Hoshin Engi manga will get a novel adaptation titled Hoshin Engi Shirube Naki Michi e (To the Path With No Guide). The subtitle shares the same subtitle as the manga's 23rd and final volume.

Ryō Yoshigami (Psycho-Pass Asylum, Psycho-Pass Genesis) will pen the novel.

Fujisaki also launched his brand-new short Hoshin Engi Gaiden manga series in the issue. Shueisha announced the new manga series at Jump Festa 2018 in December.

Fujisaki's 23-volume manga originally ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996-2000. The manga is roughly based on the ancient Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. The fantasy manga and the first anime adaptation take place thousands of years ago. An evil sorceress has bewitched the emperor of a powerful dynasty and he has become a mindless puppet. The country is in shambles and evil spirits lurk everywhere. The Confederation of the Immortal Masters plan a bold mission: they send a young master wizard to hunt down the villains and evil warlocks in the devastated lands.

Viz Media released the original manga in English between 2007-2011.

The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 1999. ADV Films released the anime on DVD in 2001-2004 under the title Soul Hunter. Discotek Media later released the anime under the same name on DVD in June 2016. The manga is also inspiring a currently airing television anime series titled Hakyū Hoshin Engi, which premiered on January 12. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime with English subtitles, and Funimation is streaming it with an English dub.

Update on May 10: The novel will ship in Japan on June 19.

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