2001 Nights' Yukinobu Hoshino Begins Manga About Chinese Explorer Zheng He
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Yukinobu Hoshino began a new manga titled Kaitei (Ocean Adventurer Kaitei) in this year's 14th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine on Tuesday. The manga tells of the "life and death" voyages of Ming Dynasty Chinese explorer Zheng He. The first chapter features a trip to Japan.
Hoshino also created the 2001 Nights science fiction manga series, which he originally serialized in Futabasha's Monthly Super Action magazine in 1984-1986. Viz Media released the three-volume manga in North America. The manga was adapted into an original video anime (OVA) of the same name in 1987, and another OVA titled TO (2001 Nights) in 2009. Funimation licensed and released the 2009 OVA in North America in June 2011 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD and again on DVD in July 2015. UK distributor Manga Entertainment released the OVA in the United Kingdom on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in August 2011.
Hoshino recently ended his Rainman after almost three years in January.
Source: Mantan Web