Dark Horse Comics Adapts American McGee's Tale of Red Riding Hood Versus Yokai

East meets west MMO also in the works

Dark Horse comics has sent out their list of May comic releases and July graphic novels. In addition to their adaptation of classic samurai tale 47 Ronin and Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Search Part Two as well as new manga releases of Gantz vol. 28, Gate 7 vol. 4 and Tokyo Babylon book 2, they have included the premiere issue of Akaneiro - American McGee’s story of little Red Riding Hood versus Japanese monsters.


Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is also a free-to-play online game that McGee, known for his gothic take on Alice in Wonderland, is launching this year with crowdfunding assistance from a Kickstarter campaign.



AKANEIRO #1 (of 3)

Justin Aclin (W), Vasilis Lolos (A), and TBD (Cover)

On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages

From the brilliant imagination of video game auteur American McGee comes a dazzling reenvisioning of Red Riding Hood set in the wondrous world of Japanese folklore! Justin Aclin and Vasilis Lolos take Kani⎯a young woman torn between two cultures⎯on an epic adventure battling devious yokai for the fate of her world!


47 RONIN #4 (of 5)

Mike Richardson (W), Stan Sakai (A/Cover), and Lovern Kindzierski (C)

On sale May 1
FC, 32 pages

After months of meticulous planning, Lord Asano’s retainers launch a daring midnight raid on the man who brought his ruin and death. The moment of reckoning arrives in this penultimate chapter of Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai’s authentic take on Japan’s greatest historical legend!



Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)

On sale July 10
FC, 80 pages
TP, 6” x 9”

In search of their long-lost mother, Fire Lord Zuko and his deadly and insane sister Azula have brought Avatar Aang and his friends into a mysterious forest, but what they discover within may be more than they can face. Will they too be lost in these woods forever?





On sale July 17
b&w, 176 pages
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 3/16"

Hana’s team of warriors, including the slightly overwhelmed Chikahito, must convince more reincarnated historical figures to join their side. The supernatural battle between strange mystical clans and their powerful oni creatures intensifies! The latest volume in CLAMP’s gorgeous, fast-paced series comes to readers just a few months after its Japanese release date.



Hiroya Oku (W/A)

On sale July 24
b&w, 234 pages
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/16”

With America in ruins and Gantz teams the world over slaughtered, an armada of war machines the size of skyscrapers rains down on Japan and begins the systematic extermination of the population. But even without the support of the now-silent Gantz orb, the former Osaka Gantz warriors take to the streets to fight back in what can only be a suicide mission!





On sale July 10
b&w, 560 pages
TP, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"

Tokyo, 1991, rich and glittering: the city of twelve million dreams—and just as many nightmares, none darker than the vision Subaru retains of his meeting under the cherry tree with Seishiro as a child. The kindly Seishiro begins to show a sinister face to the mirror as Subaru's grandmother, the matriarch of the Sumeragi clan, arrives in Tokyo—warning her young relative of what she has foreseen—and never to remove the stylish gloves she has insisted he wear all these years. What will be revealed, and what touched, in the conclusion to Tokyo Babylon . . . ?


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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