Ichi the Killer's Yamamoto Resumes Hikari-Man Manga After 2 Year Hiatus
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hideo Yamamoto resumed his Hikari-Man manga in this year's 26th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine on Monday. The manga has been on hiatus since April 2016.
The story follows Hikari Shirochi, an ordinary high school boy whose hobbies are games and PC-modding. In the first chapter, mysterious phenomena occur to his body, which conducts static electricity unusually well.
Yamamoto launched the manga in Weekly Big Comic Spirits in 2014. Shogakukan published the manga's second compiled book volume in 2015.
Yamamoto created Homunculus, Ichi the Killer, Okama Hakusho, and the Voyeur manga. Viz Media published Voyeur and Voyeurs, Inc. manga in North America, while Ichi the Killer inspired several live-action adaptations and an original video anime. Director Takashi Miike oversaw the Ichi the Killer film that Media Blasters released in America, and he also made a voice cameo in the Ichi The Killer: Episode 0 anime that Central Park Media's U.S. Manga Corps distributed. Yamamoto and Crying Freeman author Ryoichi Ikegami collaborated on the Adam to Eve (Adam and Eve) manga, which launched in Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine in 2015, and ended in 2016. Shogakukan published two volumes for the manga.