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Sohryuden - Legend of the Dragon Kings Gets 1st New Novel in 16 Years

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yoshiki Tanaka's supernatural fantasy series debuted in 1987, inspired 1991-1993 OVA series

Amazon is listing a 14th volume for Yoshiki Tanaka's Sohryuden - Legend of the Dragon Kings supernatural fantasy series for release on October 9. The new novel will be the first novel in the series since 2003.

The novel series centers on the four Ryudo brothers, who were born with special powers as reincarnations of ancient Chinese dragons. Funazu Tadayoshi, the most powerful man in Japan, seeks to kidnap the brothers to use their powers for his own ends.

Tanaka launched the novel series in 1987. Yoshitaka Amano illustrated the covers for the original novels, and CLAMP illustrated the covers for the novel's later bunko reprints. The novels inspired a 12-episode OVA series from 1991 to 1993, and Central Park Media released the anime on VHS and DVD. Kōji Megumi drew a manga adaptation of the novels in Kodansha's Magazine Special from 2004 to 2006.

Tanaka is best known for his epic space opera science fiction novel series The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and his epic fantasy novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan, both of which have inspired multiple anime and manga adaptations.

Source: Amazon via Ota-Suke

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