Shueisha's "Weekly Young Jump" Publishes New "Legend of the Galactic Heroes" Manga

Ryu Fujisaki helms adaptation based on space opera science fiction novels by Yoshiki Tanaka


Ryu Fujisaki, the author of Shiki and Hōshin Engi, is helming a new manga adaptation based on the Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels by Yoshiki Tanaka. The new series will debut in Issue 45 of Weekly Young Jump, a seinen manga magazine published by Shueisha, which will be released on October 08, 2015.


The Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels, which began publication in 1982, are a galaxy-spanning space opera science fiction series chronicling the conflict between the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance as well as the rivalry between Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wen-li, two genius military-tacticians who rise to power on either side.



Legend of the Galactic Heroes has been adapted into 3 animated feature films, 2 long-running OAV series directed by Noboru Ishiguro, 3 previous manga adaptations by Katsumi Michihara, and a musical stage play by the Takarazuka Revue. Production I.G is currently developing a new Legend of the Galactic Heroes animation slated for release in 2017.


Viz Media is currently planning to release the original Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels in English, whereas Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime.


Source: Cinema Today


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