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