Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Next part in "Fushigi Yuugi" Manga Series Launching Next Month

Fushigi Yûgi
Fushigi Yûgi: The Mysterious Play, also known as Curious Play, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuu Watase. Shogakukan published Fushigi Yûgi in Shōjo Comic in its original serialized form from May 1992 through June 1996. Viz Media released the manga series in English in North America starting in 1999. I first read this series in the manga anthology Animerica Extra which completely blew me away with a tale of time travel and legend.

This Bishounen (genre of show featuring lots of beautiful men) spanned over a whooping 18 volumes, Fushigi Yûgi tells the story of two teenage school girls, Miaka and Yui, who find a book and are sucked into The Universe of the Four Gods, and take the roles of priestesses of different dynasties.

A 13 volume Japanese light novel series also followed Fushigi Yûgi: Shōgakukan published the novels from January 30, 1998 to September 26, 2003. In 2003, Watase began releasing a prequel to the manga series, Fushigi Yûgi Genbu Kaiden, and ended in May 2013 looking at another district in the fictional world. Now another prequel to the manga series, Fushigi Yûgi Byakko Ibun will be published in February 2015. "Byakko Ibun" will feature the extremely young looking Priestess of Byakko written in Shi Jin Tenchi Sho.

This will be featured in the March 2015 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers, which is officially published today in Japan, announces that Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Ibun, a new instalment of Yuu Watase's long running Fushigi Yuugi manga series, will start in the magazine's next April 2015 issue to be published on February 28.

 The total number of copies printed of the series has reached 17 million in Japan. I have so much feels for this series and I even went as far as importing the VHS anime series from america. This was the first Manga I had collected with all types of themes and with beautiful art.
Byakko Ibun

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