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Mangaka Rumiko Takahashi's New Series Revealed

by ImperfectBlue
Apr 16, 11:19 AM | 20 Comments

Mangaka Rumiko Takahashi will launch a new manga series in Shogakukan's Weekly Shounen Sunday magazine. Previously hinted at in a December 2018 issue of Shounen Sunday, roughly one year after the conclusion of Kyoukai no Rinne, the manga titled MAO is set to appear in the magazine's 23rd 2019 issue to ship on May 8. The notice page describes the upcoming manga as a mysterious romance between a boy and girl from different worlds whose paths collide.

Takahashi's career began in 1978, and after releasing three short series, she began publishing her breakout full-length series, Urusei Yatsura. Starting in October 1980, she was publishing Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku simultaneously, the latter quickly becoming one of Japan's most beloved romance manga. Both manga concluded in 1987, when Takahashi's Ranma ½ began its nine-year serialization. It stands as her most successful work, with approximately 53 million tankobon copies sold in Japan.

Her next hit manga, InuYasha, was serialized from November 1996 to June 2008 and has sold 45 million tankobon copies. The anime was her first adaptation broadcast extensively in the West.

Her latest work, Kyoukai no Rinne, sold 3 million copies as of 2014 prior to its anime adaptation, and its final volume ranked 32nd in weekly sales upon release.

Source: Comic Natalie

20 Comments Recent Comments

My mom is back to business again~
I just hope her new work is more like InuYasha and less like Kyoukai no Rinne

Apr 17, 4:43 PM by MaahHeim

I've been reading Kyoukai no Rinne on and off for the past few years. Looking forward to her new work for sure.

Apr 17, 7:23 AM by Stark700

I didn't know she's still writing manga. Glad to hear her career is staying afloat!

Apr 17, 3:20 AM by Skittles

Jinbou said:
she was publishing Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku simultaneously

What a legend. Looking forward to her next work.

Gaia88 said:
Hot main boy. I can't find the main girl :O. Is she the one who has got brown hair?

No that's the MC of Fukuchi Tsubasa's new manga that'll start next week. The main girl isn't drawn here.

oh, ok thanks ^^ I'll check,

Apr 17, 2:47 AM by Gaia88

elior1 said:
tragedydesu said:
let's hope this time the main heroine is not a brainless abusive monkey
(like in inyuusha and ranma)
in my opinion akane from ranma was not brainless

Same. Both were cool IMO.

Apr 17, 2:43 AM by Gaia88

This woman doesn't rest.

Apr 17, 1:29 AM by joe_g7

the absolute madwoman. 63 and still doing weekly series. her dedication is beyond outstanding. if she want, she can retire and enjoy her licence money and still one of richest mangaka ever. yet she still chose to made weekly manga. WOW

some her series might not be my taste, but damn man, you can't hate her dedication, her enthusiasm, and her effort.

Apr 17, 12:59 AM by Kuma

Jesus the women is a beast considering how brutal making manga is yet she's still making so much of it.

Is she some kind of otherworldly being cause her stamina is superhuman.

Apr 17, 12:39 AM by Slimcoder

Wow, she's still going strong despite the tough industry and changing trends in popularity. Good luck and keep up the great work!

Apr 16, 11:47 PM by Chronowarp

@NeoAnkara no, not actually my first. I've been here in the shadows... = )

Apr 16, 10:40 PM by ImperfectBlue

Gonna rather of topic but I think this is @ImperfectBlue first job on news report. And I hope with the addition of new staff in news section somehow sales thread will be bought back.

Apr 16, 10:22 PM by NeoAnkara

tragedydesu said:
let's hope this time the main heroine is not a brainless abusive monkey
(like in inyuusha and ranma)
in my opinion akane from ranma was not brainless

Apr 16, 10:13 PM by elior1

she was publishing Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku simultaneously

What a legend. Looking forward to her next work.

Gaia88 said:
Hot main boy. I can't find the main girl :O. Is she the one who has got brown hair?

No that's the MC of Fukuchi Tsubasa's new manga that'll start next week. The main girl isn't drawn here.

Apr 16, 7:34 PM by Jinbou

Yes!!! Can't wait to get more information about this.
Not 100% sure if I'm into the design or not, but I'm sure it will turn out well.

Apr 16, 6:05 PM by Uutama

The legend is back.

Apr 16, 5:49 PM by Detective1412

Of course it's about a girl, a boy and mysterious powers. Same formula but when she does it, her manga transforms into a great one.

Apr 16, 2:04 PM by Catalano

She is someone who has been making manga's since late 70s and is the creator of some of the most iconic manga/animes ever Yet,it looks like her mind and body will never get tired from churning out new series in every few years, ever

The likes of togashi and berserk creator should learn something from her

Apr 16, 12:56 PM by madarchod

I can’t wait! I’m so excited! ^_^

Apr 16, 12:39 PM by everlastinglife

I see... a Kagome hater. I still think she is not brainless, I love her. Can't wait for Rumiko's new work. Hot main boy. I can't find the main girl :O. Is she the one who has got brown hair?

Apr 16, 12:27 PM by Gaia88

let's hope this time the main heroine is not a brainless abusive monkey
(like in inyuusha and ranma)

Apr 16, 11:45 AM by tragedydesu

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