Manga based on Ikenami’s novel of the same name to launch in 2020
Kodoani.com – The official Twitter account of Bungeishunju’s Comic Ran Twins magazine announced on Monday that the manga Kyōkaku (The Vigilante) by Shōtarō Ikenami and Yūsuke Ochiai will end in the next chapter in the magazine’s April issue on March 13.
Ikenami and Ochiai launched the manga in Comic Ran Twins in October 2020. LEED Publishing released the manga’s fifth compiled book volume on Monday.
The manga is based on the novel of the same name by Ikenami, and focuses on the historical figure Banzuiin Chōbei, an outlaw in Japan’s Edo period who fought against injustice alongside the ronin gangs. mine.
Ikenami is the author of the Onihei Crime Reports in Edo (Onihei Hankachō) novel series. Ikenami serialized the manga in Bungeishunju’s novel magazine Ōru Yomimono from 1967 to 1989, and Bungeishunju published 19 volumes for the main story. Subsequent paperback reissues divided the series into 24 volumes. The serialized novels inspired the first live-action television adaptation in 1969, as well as three follow-up series and a live-action film in 1995. The novel also inspired a film adaptation. The television anime adaptation premiered in January 2017.
The Onihei novel inspired a manga adaptation by Sentarō Kubota and Takao Saito, which launched in Bungeishunju’s Comic Ran magazine in 1993. JManga partially published the manga in North America.