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Latest Poe Clan Manga Goes on Hiatus, Returns in Spring 2020

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New Poe no Ichizoku: Himitsu no Hanazono manga launched on Tuesday

The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine started a new arc in Moto Hagio's Poe no Ichizoku (The Poe Clan) manga on Tuesday titled Poe no Ichizoku: Himitsu no Hanazono (The Poe Clan: The Secret Garden). The magazine revealed at the end of the first chapter that the manga is going on hiatus and will return "around" spring 2020. The new arc takes place in 1888 and features Edgar and Allan meeting a certain person.

Hagio launched the Poe no Ichizoku Unicorn series in Monthly Flowers in May 2018, but it went on hiatus in July 2018 and returned on March 28. The manga ended its run with the fourth chapter in the June issue of Monthly Flowers, and the one compiled volume will ship on July 10. The story of the manga takes place 40 years after Edgar and Allan go to London and disappear in a fire.

The original The Poe Clan 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 wrote two new chapters for the manga titled "Poe no Ichizoku: Haru no Yume" in Monthly Flowers in May 2016 and May 2017. A compiled book volume for the new chapters shipped in July 2017.

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 announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego in July that it has licensed the original manga and plans to release it in print from 2019-2020. The company has released other manga titles by Hagio, including Otherworld Barbara, Heart of Thomas (Thomas no Shinzō), and A Drunken Dream and Other Stories.

Source: Monthly Flowers July issue

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