This year's 18th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine
released on Wednesday has announced that Shinobu Ohtaka
will begin a new manga serialization. Titled Orient
, it will start on the 26th issue of the magazine to ship on May 30.
The manga will be a themed "a never-before-seen Japanese fantasy" set in the Warring Japan period. A 15-year-old red-haired boy with a special talent named Musashi will be fighting against a group ruling the said period.
Shinobu Ohtaka is popular for serializing the Magi
series, in which both the main and prologue series received anime adaptations. The main series was serialized via Shounen Sunday
between June 2009 and October 2017 for a total of 37 compiled volumes. The prologue series featuring the character Sinbad has been serializing via Ura Sunday
since May 2013 with 17 currently compiled volumes released, with the latest went on sale on February 19. Ohtaka also serialized Sumomomo Momomo: Chijou Saikyou no Yome
via Young Gangan
between January 2004 and February 2009 with a total of 12 compiled volumes.
Source: Comic Natalie