Kodoani.com – Manga creator Daruma Matsuura revealed on Yomiuri TV’s Kawashima Yamauchi no Manga Numa on Saturday that she’s working on a new project focusing on kaijū (monsters). She does not specify the medium for the new work. She also noted that her Taiyō to Tsuki no Hagane (The Steel of Sun and Moon) manga is “about 30% complete.”
Matsuura launched the manga Taiyō to Tsuki no Hagane in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior magazine in June 2020. Shogakukan published the manga’s fifth compiled book volume in Japan in October 2022. Toshiki Mizutani and Noboru Hisayama are the series’ supervisors.
The manga features a large-scale story spanning from Japan’s Tenpō period (1830-1844) to the Bakumatsu period (mid-late 1800s) and beyond. The manga focuses on the low-ranking samurai Kōnosuke Ryūdo. His late parents’ wish was for him to live like a glorious samurai, but there were several reasons why he couldn’t advance further in the ranks.
Matsuura launched her Kasane manga in the evening in April 2013 as her debut and ended it in August 2018. Kodansha published the 14th and final volume of the manga. manga series in September 2018. The manga was nominated for the Kodansha Manga Award and the Manga Taisho Award in 2015.