Shinbun Saturday: ’90s Manga Classic Takes the Stage

’90s manga Fushigi Yuugi gets stage musical adaptation

The official website for the production based on Yuu Watase’s manga launched earlier this week. The role of heroine Miaka will be played by Reina Tanaka, a former member of girl group Morning Musume. This is the third time the manga has received a stage play.

Hiromu Arakawa manga resumes serialization next year

Weekly Shonen Sunday announced that Hiromu Arakawa’s Silver Spoon would resume serialization in January. This marks the end of an eight-month hiatus for the farming-themed manga. Probably best known as the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, Arakawa is also the artist for the most recent adaptation of The Heroic Legend of Arslan, based on the fantasy novels by Yoshiki Tanaka.

Kohske’s urban crime drama goes on hiatus

Anthology magazine Monthly Comic Brunch announced last week that Kohske’s Gangsta. will be going on hiatus due to the author’s poor health. Longtime fans of the series know that new installments can be inconsistent because of the mangaka’s intermittent hospital stays. We wish her the best and hope for a speedy recovery!

Vernieda Vergara

Vernieda Vergara

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