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Fantagraphics Adds Moto Hagio's The Poe Clan Manga

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Print releases of classic manga slated for late 2019 - early 2020

Fantagraphics Books announced at the Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Thursday that it has licensed Moto Hagio's Poe no Ichizoku (The Poe Clan) manga. The company will begin releasing the manga in print in late 2019 to early 2020. Rachel Matt Thorn will translate the manga.

The original manga is a fantasy series that depicts several short stories revolving around a young vampire named Edgar who has lived for over 200 years. The series is set in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Shogakukan published the manga's five compiled volumes from 1974 to 1976.

Hagio recently wrote two new chapters for the manga titled "Poe no Ichizoku: Haru no Yume." The first chapter debuted in Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine in May 2016, and the second chapter debuted in May 2017. A compiled book volume for the new chapters shipped in July 2017. Hagio launched the new series Unicorn for the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine on May 28.

The manga has inspired a live-action television series, as well as a stage play adaptation by the famous all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue.

Fantagraphics Books has released other manga titles by Hagio, including Otherworld Barbara, Heart of Thomas (Thomas no Shinzō), and A Drunken Dream and Other Stories.

Source: Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego (Thanks, Deb Aoki)

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