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Boys Be… Artist Hiroyuki Tamakoshi Launches Gundam UC: Shishi no Kikan Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga to center on character Riddhe Marcenas

The December issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine announced on Saturday that the magazine will launch a new manga titled Kidō Senshi Gundam UC: Shishi no Kikan (Return of the Lion) in the magazine's next issue on November 26.

The manga will center on the "return" of the character Riddhe Marcenas (pictured at right) from the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn light novel and OVA series. Novel writer Harutoshi Fukui is writing the story, and Hiroyuki Tamakoshi (Boys Be... artist) is drawing the manga. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko is credited as the original character designer, Hajime Katoki is credited with the mechanical design, and Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate are credited with the original work.

Fukui's Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn novels inspired a seven-episode video anime series that Sunrise released theatrically in Japan and on home video between 2010-2014. Right Stuf released the series in North America digitally via the PlayStation Store and physically on home video. A 22-episode re-edit of the anime aired on television in Japan under the title Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 in April 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan with English subtitles and an English dub. Toonami later aired the series starting in January 2017.

Tokyopop published most of Tamakoshi and author Masahiro Itabashi's Boys Be...2nd Season series, without the "2nd Season" appellation, in North America. Right Stuf first released the 2000 animated adaptation in 2006. The franchise also includes several other manga, live-action television adaptations, and stage musical adaptations.

Source: Gundam Ace December issue

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