Home MANGA NEWS Matsuura, Karin, Tsukiyama Launch New Manga About Kaijū-Heroes Conflict

Matsuura, Karin, Tsukiyama Launch New Manga About Kaijū-Heroes Conflict

LINE Manga has announced that a fresh manga, titled Gekkō no Red Eye will be launching through the platform on February 27. The project is being carried out by Daruma Matsuura, Sora Karin, and Kaya Tsukiyama. The original conception and genesis of the project is being credited to Matsuura and Myriagon Studio, while the storyboard is the brainchild of Karin, with Tsukiyama handling the artwork.

Image courtesy of Daruma Matsuura’s official Twitter handle

Back in March 2023, Matsuura leaked information about a project she was helming centered around kaijū, which translates to giant monsters.

The narrative of this manga builds upon Japan, a country that has witnessed numerous assaults from gigantic creatures for numerous years. The monumental task of defending against these gigantic threats has been shouldered by colossal superheroes, represented by the monster defense agency Midas, who are combating these attacks with great difficulty. Central to this story is a character named Aki- a young girl who lost her leg, now residing in the new seaside capital Isora, after being rescued by the mightiest hero Red Eye. Her journey takes an unexpected turn when she runs into a mysterious boy called Gaito, who would later be revealed as her idol – Red Eye.

In her debut work back in April 2013, Kasane, Matsuura launched her manga in Evening. The manga ran until August 2018, with the 14th and final volume published by Kodansha in September of the same year. This manga was recognized for its excellence, being nominated for both the Kodansha Manga and the Manga Taisho Awards in 2015.

The manga was made available in English by Kodansha Comics in 2017. It was later translated into a live-action film that premiered at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland in July 2018, where it bagged an Audience Award in the international competition category. Its Japanese release was observed in September 2018, securing a ninth place in the opening.

Previously, Hiroaki Igano and Tsukiyama worked together on a soccer-themed manga, The Knight in the Area. It was released in the Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006 and concluded its run in 2017 after 57 compiled volumes, published by Kodansha. It also inspired a spinoff manga, Area no Kishi Bangai-hen: Enokō Early Days, featuring the high school life of Coach Iwaki. Released via Manga Box in 2007, it followed the outings of a four-panel comic strip and a television anime series that premiered in 2012. The anime series was syndicated on the Crunchyroll streaming service.

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