Parasyte's Hitoshi Iwaaki, Artist Daisuke Muroi End Reiri Manga

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Sengoku era manga launched in December 2015

The December issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine revealed on Monday that manga author Hitoshi Iwaaki (Historie, Parasyte) and artist Daisuke Muroi's (Akitsu, Ebata no Rock) Reiri manga will end in the next issue on December 12.

Iwaaki and Muroi launched the manga in Bessatsu Shonen Champion December 2015, and Akita Shoten published the manga's fifth compiled volume on November 8. The Sengoku era manga takes place in 1579, four years after the battle of Nagashino, and follows the checkered fate of a girl named Reiri.

Iwaaki's Parasyte (Kiseiju) manga ran from 1990 to 1995 and inspired an anime series and two live-action films from 2014-2015. Mixxine, the company that eventually became Tokyopop, published Parasyte in its Mixxine magazine and later in compiled book volumes. Del Rey then republished the series from 2007-2009. Kodansha Comics republished the manga again from 2011-2012, and began reprinting the series after the anime's debut.

Iwaaki began his ongoing manga Historie in 2004. The series won the Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs' Media Arts Festival Award for manga in 2010 and the 16th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2012. Iwaaki also teamed with artist Masaaki Nakayama for the Black Jack spinoff manga Black Jack ~Aoki Mirai~ starting in September 2011, and Akita Shoten shipped the series in one compiled volume in 2012.

Source: Bessatsu Shonen Champion December issue

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