This week's JManga Tuesday update featues the debut of Ha Seung Nam's manga adaptation of prolific novelist Kenzo Kitakata's take on the classic Chinese political saga, Records of the Three Kingdoms. New volumes of Hoshi no Samidare: The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer and Bono Bono have also been added.
Some of Kitakata's novels, Ashes, The Cage, and Winter Sleep, are available in English from Vertical, with City of Refuge coming in July.
RECORDS OF THE THREE KINGDOMS Vol. 1
Created by Kenzo Kitakata , Ha Seung Nam
At the end of the Han Dynasty in China the Imperial Court was collapsing to the point of no repair. With corrupt eunuchs and selfish relatives manipulating the emperor, the government was becoming obsolete and peasant uprisings breaking out all over the country. When Zhang Jue founds the "Way of the Great Peace" order, he rallies enough followers to leads the largest revolt yet: The Yellow Turban Rebellion. This is where the curtain on history is raised. It all starts with a man named Liu Bei Xuande. When he forms a brotherhood with Guan Yu and Zhang Fe, together they take a step toward suppressing the rebellion and bringing unity back to China.
BONO BONO Vol. 2
Created by Mikio Igarashi
This manga is about sea otter named Bonobono and his cute friends from the forest as they live their somewhat strange lives. Not only is this story funny to adults and children but it is philosophical as well.
Hoshi no Samidare: The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer Vol. 2
Created by Satoshi Mizukami
Asamiya Yuuhi was an ordinary college student... until the day a lizard showed up and asked him to help save the world. The next thing he knows, he’s been given a ring and special powers, plus an enemy stalking him. However, he’s saved in the nick of time by the girl next door, Samidare, who’s planning... WHAT kinds of things?! This is an unconventional story that mixes ordinary life with the bizarre and supernatural!