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Hirano Kouta's New Manga Announced

by dtshyk
Jan 30, 2009 8:38 AM | 22 Comments
Hirano Kouta (the author of "Hellsing") was announced to start a new manga series from April 30th. The title hasn't been given yet, but a key illustration was shown in Yong King OURS magazine March issue.

Source: Scan of Young King OURS

The last volume of "Hellsing" will be released on March 27th.

Hirano hinted in his blog last August that he wanted to write a fantasy series and one-shot mystery story taking place early in the 20th century. And he showed a draft illustration of a male character, whom he wanted to put in his new series. It's unknown that this character will appear in the new series announced in the magazine.

Source: Hirano's blog

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Hellsing! D:

Feb 1, 2009 5:29 PM by Kazunga

Avarice said:
so that fat, lazy bastard got off his ass and started working again eh? what, he ran out of snacks, hookers to bang and money in the bank?
Happy to hear he's working on another manga. I'm looking foward to more of his random humor. Hopefully it won't be as erractically released as Hellsing was though.
Grid3R said:
You don't have permission to access /015/235/65/N000/000/000/gun_20080612063148.jpg on this server :(

photobucket or imageshack plz

Try to refresh it if you haven't, the image came up after I tried that.

Feb 1, 2009 2:16 PM by MillionsForks



Hirano from HSOD is based on him, yeah.

Feb 1, 2009 6:32 AM by Plate

more nazi eating babies eh? o_O

Jan 31, 2009 9:04 AM by cr4sian_phil

Avarice said:
so that fat, lazy bastard got off his ass and started working again eh? what, he ran out of snacks, hookers to bang and money in the bank?
Fai said:

Hirano is not gay enough to make shoujo like VK.


LOL. I'm looking forward to more of his work, and hoping for more timely releases.

Jan 31, 2009 5:47 AM by JTSlayer

wow. great news.
a samurai with a gun, a 2nd WW pilot, a girl-looking archer and Alukard-looking guy with a sword.
you'd better not screw up, coffin-addict Kouta.

Jan 31, 2009 3:24 AM by Iahel

Grid3R said:
You don't have permission to access /015/235/65/N000/000/000/gun_20080612063148.jpg on this server :(

photobucket or imageshack plz
Same. I really want to see the draft.

Jan 31, 2009 3:06 AM by LolitaDecay

You don't have permission to access /015/235/65/N000/000/000/gun_20080612063148.jpg on this server :(

photobucket or imageshack plz

Jan 31, 2009 12:48 AM by zero_suls

Kira01 said:
It's probably about vampires but I hope its more like Vampire Knight and rather than Hellsing. On the contrary, it seems that Hellsing is more popular..


Hirano is not gay enough to make shoujo like VK.


And yes, Hellsing is more popular. For good reasons too.

VK is "Twilight" of anime/manga - "vampires in name,destroying the mythology"


So yes, I am hoping that this new manga will be at least as good as Hellsing. Something will need to fill up the "too gar to be goodie" slot of manga world.

Jan 31, 2009 12:22 AM by Fai

Kira01 said:
It's probably about vampires but I hope its more like Vampire Knight and Trinity Blood rather than Hellsing.

Hirano isn't into making shoujo vampires like in VK
He is too manly for that

Jan 30, 2009 10:59 PM by Hamel

Now that I think of it, Hirano should focus on The Dawn first. But knowing how he works, we're in for a long wait.

Jan 30, 2009 8:29 PM by Massaki

I hope it will be as great as Hellsing or even better and we will be able to not only read this, but watch too ^^

Jan 30, 2009 6:21 PM by Qrko

I kind of just assumed Hirano had just fell off the planet for a while. Good to know he's back in action.

Jan 30, 2009 5:31 PM by MotokoAramaki

Oh, shit. Hirano's at it again. If this new manga keeps the same kind of quality that Hellsing had.. Man, roofs are going to be blow off.

Jan 30, 2009 3:27 PM by Massaki

Avarice said:
so that fat, lazy bastard got off his ass and started working again eh? what, he ran out of snacks, hookers to bang and money in the bank?


Hahaha. I'm not familiar with this mangaka, but the preview drawing above looked somewhat interesting. I'll probably end up checking it out.

Jan 30, 2009 2:46 PM by VK11

Hell yeah, I really have high hopes on this one, Hirano better not screw this up..

Jan 30, 2009 12:40 PM by Packie

He sure looks like Alexander Anderson.

And Vampire Knight not,it's too shoujo,Trinity Blood manga too have a shoujo like draft,but it's a hell more shounen in the action,but still not is a shounen.

Whem he said he wanted something more fanthasy-like for his next manga,iI thinked of a Bastard like manga but I was wrong.

Jan 30, 2009 12:33 PM by CodeSaint

It's probably about vampires but I hope its more like Vampire Knight and Trinity Blood rather than Hellsing. On the contrary, it seems that Hellsing is more popular..

Jan 30, 2009 12:00 PM by Kira01

so that fat, lazy bastard got off his ass and started working again eh? what, he ran out of snacks, hookers to bang and money in the bank?

Jan 30, 2009 11:03 AM by avrc