Hello from Manga Planet! It’s February, which means new releases! Here’s what’s out and what’s coming on Manga Planet this month!
Story and Art: Keiko Takemiya
In one corner of the Andromeda Nebula lies the planet Astria, where the peace of its Cosmoralia Empire has been shattered by autonomous machines that can take over people’s consciousness. On opposing sides of the coin are successors to the throne Prince Jimsa, now part of the resistance, and Affle, his long lost twin sister. As fate brings them together, it also draws them closer to their climactic fight alongside the female cyborg warrior Il.
Story: H. P. Lovecraft, Art: Yuki Takata
Otherworldly emissaries, immortals, black magic wielders all can be found in Arkham, the central city of the Cthulhu Mythos. Intrepid reporter Alice chases after stories transcending humanity for the Arkham Advertiser in Yuki Takada’s manga version of H.P. Lovecraft’s horror novels including stories such as “The Unnamable”, “Cold Air” and “The Statement of Randolph Carter”.
Story: H. P. Lovecraft, Art: Nana Ajika
They say in Kuganesawa that “beings with feathers had descended as if they came from heaven”… Professor Matoba chases after the meaning of those words left behind by his student, only to be confronted with horrors unthinkable by the human brain! Nana Ajika’s manga adaptation reimagines H.P. Lovecraft’s novella “The Whisperer in Darkness” in a Japanese setting.
Story: H. P. Lovecraft, Art: Hakaishin Yamaguchi
(Release Date: February 21, 2020)
“Even if I cut his head six times with this hatchet, the person I killed wasn’t *him*…” Faced with the profane magic of “Asuna”, best friends Kyou and Dan slowly find themselves torn apart… In “Asuna”, Lovecraftian themes are given a crazed, terrifying Japanese-style twist.
Story and Art: Hakaishin Yamaguchi
(Release Date: February 28, 2020)
Unusual mental imagery, the remaining bitter scent of youth, recurring nightmares… a collection of short stories featuring surrealisms illustrated by delusions buried deep within one’s heart.
“It says ‘Degon’! The Goddess Degon!” A horrifying experience happens in the eerie port town of Isuma. The first chapter is a bold rearrangement of the classic Cthulhu myth “The Shadow over Innsmouth.”
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