Aki Shimizu to Launch Inugami Re Manga This Fall
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga creator Aki Shimizu revealed on their Twitter profile that they are working on a new manga titled Inugami Re that will begin serialization this fall. Amazon is listing a compiled book volume for the manga slated for October 20, with a plot description that indicates that the manga is based on Masaya Hokazono's Inugami manga.
Hokazono serialized the original Inugami manga in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1996 to 2002 with 14 volumes. Hokazono later drew a new version of the manga with modifications titled Inugami Kai for 10 volumes. Manga Planet is publishing Hokazono's Inugami Kai and Doctor Mordrid manga in English. Manga Planet describes Inugami Kai:
A story of a dog and a boy but not in the ways one may think. The only things the dog Inugami knows about himself and his past are his abilities to heal quickly, grow blades from his back, and that someone somewhere once told him to watch over humanity. Being surrounded by humans who yearn to capture his powers for their own ulterior motives makes him question what use there is in protecting such a terrible species...until he stumbles upon the young man Fumiki in an abandoned building and becomes his friend.
Shimizu previously drew manga adaptations of Natsuhiko Kyogoku's Mōryō no Hako, Kyōkotsu no Yume, Ubume no Natsu, Jorōgumo no Kotowari, and Tesso no Ori novels based on the Bara Jūji Sōsho (Rozen Kreuz Series) series. Mōryō no Hako, the second novel, inspired a television anime with character designs by CLAMP in 2008, and an original video anime followed in 2009. Shimizu launched a new manga based on the novel series last fall.