Yugo Ishikawa's Babel Manga Moves to Magazine's Digital Edition

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Manga based on classic Hakkenden novel launched in December 2017

This year's 17th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine revealed on Friday that Yugo Ishikawa's Babel manga will return in the magazine's 18th digital issue on September 13. The manga will only be available in the magazine's digital editions from that point on. The series' compiled book volumes will continue to have physical releases, and the fifth volume is slated for release this winter.

The manga is based on the classic Japanese novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, which begins with Fusehime and her dog husband's deaths at the hands of Fusehime's former fiancée. Years later, eight young warriors — all bearing the word "dog" in their surnames — gather together to fight for justice.

Ishikawa launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in December 2017. Shogakukan published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on June 28.

Ishikawa's Yoiko manga inspired a television anime adaptation that aired from 1998 to 1999. His Kappa no Kaikata manga also inspired a television anime series of shorts that aired in 2004, and his Fighting Beauty Wulong manga inspired a television anime series that aired from 2005 to 2006.

Ishikawa launched the Wonderland manga in Big Comic Superior in April 2015, right after he ended his Sprite serialization after six years. Wonderland ended in October 2017, only two months before Ishikawa launched Babel. Shogakukan published six compiled book volumes for the Wonderland manga. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the series and released the first omnibus volume on May 7.

Source: Big Comic Superior issue 16

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