Artist Katsumi Kobayashi Remakes Gyara Manga by Ashura's George Akiyama

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Manga launches on January 4

The January 2019 issue of Shonengahosha's Young King BULL magazine revealed on December 4 that artist Katsumi Kobayashi will draw a remake of George Akiyama's Gyara manga, titled Gyara: Aku e no Shōtai (Gyara: An Invitation to Evil). The manga will launch in the February issue on January 4.

The manga's story begins when an ugly boy meets a mysterious girl named Beniko. The pure boy is tempted by the woman, and begins to walk a path of evil.

Akiyama's Gyara manga ran in Shonengahosha's Shōnen King magazine from 1979 to 1981 and had eight volumes.

Akiyama's 1970s manga Ashura inspired an anime film by Toei Animation in 2012, and his Sutegataki Hitobito manga inspired a live-action film that premiered in Japan in October 2013. Akiyama's Haguregumo manga also inspired an anime film in 1982, and his Koiko no Mainichi manga inspired an OVA in 1989.

Digital Manga Publishing's Project-H imprint has published Kobayashi's An Innocent Relationship manga in English.

Sources: Young King BULL January issue, Shonengahosha's website

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