Gantz Creator Hiroya Oku Teases Historical Period Project
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga creator Hiroya Oku revealed at the "Young Jump Bunkasai" event on Saturday that he is working on a new project. Oku shared a "historical period-style" rough draft image that featured a character wearing Japanese clothes and holding a katana (image pictured left in below embedded Twitter post). The new work will mark the return of Oku in Weekly Young Jump after six years, since Gantz ended in 2013.
Oku launched the ongoing GIGANT manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine in December 2017. Shogakukan published the manga's fourth compiled volume on August 30.
Oku ended his Inuyashiki manga series in its 10th volume in September 2017. Kodansha Comics released the manga in North America in print, and Crunchyroll released the series digitally. The manga's anime adaptation premiered in October 2017. The manga also inspired a live-action film adaptation that opened in April 2018.
Oku's Gantz manga ran from 2000 to 2013. The manga inspired a television anime adaptation, a CG anime film, two live-action films, and two spinoff manga. Dark Horse Comics released the manga in North America.
Source: Comic Natalie