Sei Itoh's Tenjiku Neppūroku Manga Ends on June 14

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on Yoshiki Tanaka's novel about Tang China diplomat Wang Xuance launched in 2016

This year's 11th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed last Friday that Sei Itoh's manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's Tenjiku Neppūroku (The Chronicle of the Scorching Winds of India) historical fiction novel will end in the magazine's next issue on June 14.

The novel tells a fictional version of the story of historical Tang China diplomat Wang Xuance, centering on his diplomatic journey from Tang Dynasty China to the Empire of Harsha in India in the 7th century CE. When he comes upon a crumbling empire that is now hostile to him he escapes to Tibet and raises a confederation of Tang, Nepalese, and Tibetan soldiers to mount a raid on the Empire of Harsha.

Tanaka published the novel in 2004. Itoh launched the manga in Young Animal in September 2016. Hakusensha published the manga's fifth compiled book volume on February 28.

Tanaka is best known as the author of the epic science fiction novel series The Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyū Densetsu), as well as the epic fantasy novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki). Both series have inspired anime, OVA, and manga adaptations.

Source: Young Animal issue 11

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