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Rumiko Takahashi to Launch New Manga Series Early Next Spring

posted on by Egan Loo
Ranma/Inuyasha creator returns to Shonen Sunday after ending RIN-NE last December

Acclaimed manga creator Rumiko Takahashi will launch a new manga series in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine early next spring. In the advertisement shown at right, the magazine teases, "A new 'Rumic World' will finally be opened … She's now hard at work on it. Please wait for more details!!" The advertisement specifically describes the new manga as a series, as opposed to a one-shot story or a mini-series.

In her career of over three decades, Takahashi created such manga series as Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, Ranma 1/2, One-Pound Gospel, and Inuyasha. Many of her works became internationally popular and inspired anime and live-action adaptations. As of March 2017, her works have a combined 200 million copies in print.

Most recently, Takahashi ended her RIN-NE manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday last December. The 40th and final compiled volume of the manga shipped in Japan in January. The Tsukuru Shuppan's Tsukuru magazine noted in April that Takahashi plans to "begin a new work soon."

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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