Seven Seas Licenses Tezuka Remake The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Manga
(LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2019) – Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru by Satoshi Shiki, a modern remake of Osamu Tezuka's legendary samurai tale about reclaiming stolen humanity!
During Japan's tumultuous Sengoku period, one man sells his son to a pack of devils in exchange for the power to rule. Forty-eight devils take forty-eight pieces of young Hyakkimaru, and the boy is left for dead. But through the assistance of a sage and a series of inventive prosthetics, Hyakkimaru survives. Together with the young thief Dororo, the now-grown Hyakkimaru embarks upon a quest to slay all the demons and retrieve the stolen pieces of his body. Recently adapted into a stunning 2019 anime, this classic story from Osamu Tezuka--the father of modern manga--is now reimagined in this gorgeous new adaptation by Satoshi Shiki, the artist of the manga Attack on Titan: Before the Fall.
Seven Seas will publish the manga series The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on June 9, 2020 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to North American audiences, and producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. Seven Seas is distributed by Macmillan. For more information, visit sevenseasentertainment.com
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