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Masami Kurumada Launches New Fūma no Kojirō Manga in August

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st new manga in Fūma no Kojirō franchise since 2006

The September issue of of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine revealed on Friday that Masami Kurumada (Saint Seiya) will launch a new manga based on his Fūma no Kojirō manga series titled Fūma no Kojirō: Jo no Maki (Prelude Chapter) in the magazine's next issue on August 19. The manga will have a color opening page and will feature on the issue's front cover. The manga will be the first new manga installment in the series since 2006.

The original manga begins when Hakuo Academy, a martial arts-focused high school, is losing students to its rival school Seishikan due to the latter's underhanded schemes. To fight Seishikan, Hakuo hires the Fūma ninja clan, and the clan dispatches the ninja Kojirō to assist. Kojirō soon squares off against Seishikan's own ninja clan, the Yagyū.

The manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1982 to 1983, and had a manga sequel titled Fūma no Kojirō: Yagyū Ansatsuchō in Champion RED from 2003 to 2006. The manga inspired three OVAs from 1989 to 1992, and a live-action television series 2007.

Update: The manga will be a short series. Source: Comic Natalie

Source: Champion RED's September issue and website

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