"Ghost in the Shell" Creator Masamune Shirow to Write New Manga Series

Collaboration with Excel Saga's Koshi Rikudo launches in October

Newtype Ace (home of the Mizuki Sakakibara Tiger & Bunny manga) has revealed that the upcoming issue 14, on sale October 10th, will feature the debut of a new manga series written by Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow and illustrated by Excel Saga manga author Koshi Rikudo. 



Earlier this year, Rikudo launched a series called Ageha in Young King Ours:


From Baka Update's description

Tateha Shinki has been going steady with his girlfriend Ageha for a year now. They were finally ready to take the relationship to the next step by having sex, but just as they were about to start, Ageha dies. According to Ageha’s mysterious older sister, this has been going on forever in a continuous loop. Every version of Shinki and Ageha in all the parallel universes eventually end with Ageha’s death when the two lovers try to make love. Although Shinki has the option of giving up the relationship with Ageha and preventing her death, their love for each other is too strong. So Shinki will go through all of the infinite possibilities of their relationship until he finds the one that will save Ageha. 



Meanwhile, sci-fi manga luminary Masamune Shirow has kept busy drawing horses:


via @manganewsjapon


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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