Manga based on Hakkenden’s classic novel launched in December 2017
This year’s 18th issue of Shogakuka’s online magazine Big Comic Superior published the final chapter of Yugo Ishikawa’s Babel manga on Friday. Shogakukan will publish the manga’s ninth compiled book volume on September 30, and will publish the tenth and final volume on October 29.
The series is based on the classic Japanese novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, which begins with the death of Fusehime and her dog husband at the hands of Fusehime’s former fiancé. Years later, eight young warriors – all with the word “dog” in their surnames – gather together to fight for justice.
Ishikawa launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in December 2017. The manga moved to the magazine’s online version exclusively in September 2019. Shogakukan published the manga’s eighth compiled book volume on March 30. .
Ishikawa’s Yoiko manga inspired a television anime that aired from 1998 to 1999. His manga Kappa no Kaikata also inspired a television anime short that aired in 2004 and His manga Fighting Beauty Wulong got an anime adaptation that aired from 2005 to 2006
Ishikawa launched the Wonderland manga in Big Comic Superior in April 2015, shortly after he ended the Sprite serialization series. Wonderland ended in October 2017, two months before Ishikawa debuted Babel. Shogakukan has published six compiled book volumes for the Wonderland manga. Seven Seas Entertainment released the series in English.