Project ARMS Writer Launches New Gijin Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Writer Kyoichi Nanatsuki and artist Manyo Asahi launched a new manga titled Gijin (Humanoid) on Shogakukan's Sunday Webry manga website on October 18.
The manga's story begins when high school student Kiriko is suddenly assaulted by a man who has seemingly transformed into something monstrous during a train ride. Her classmate and biology club member Sōta helps her out, and she is able to escape thanks to his quick thinking. But when she runs home, the only thing waiting for her are more monsters.
Nanatsuki published the Project ARMS manga with artist Ryōji Minagawa in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1997 to 2002. Viz Media released the 22-volume manga in English in 2003-2009.
The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 2001, and a 26-episode sequel series titled Project ARMS: The 2nd Chapter aired in 2001-2002. Viz Media released the first season on DVD in 2002-2004, and released the second season on DVD in 2004-2005. Discotek Media relicensed both anime seasons in 2017 and released the series on home video.
Source: Sunday Webry