Yoshiki Tanaka to join as Guest Speaker in the Manga Planet Industry Panel at Otakuthon at Home!

Manga Planet is honored to have renowned writer Yoshiki Tanaka as a Guest Speaker in our Industry Panel at Otakuthon at Home!

Tune in to our panel on Saturday, August 15 from 7-8 PM EST as we talk with Tanaka-sensei about Prince of Lan Ling, and answer questions from fans! Convert to your timezone using this guide.


Who is Yoshiki Tanaka?

Born in 1952. His major works include the sci-fi space opera novel series entitled Ginga Eiyū Densetsu, also known as Legend of Galactic Heroes, and the fantasy novel series Arslan Senki, also known as The Heroic Legend of Arslan, both of which were adapted into anime and manga. His other works include the novel series Sohryuden: Legend of the Dragon Kings, which was also adapted into an anime series, and Tytania, which is another great hit. He is an avid fan of Chinese history and wrote some novels based on Chinese history. He loves reading Jules Gabriel Verne’s books.

1972 “Kanryotei no Satsujin” 4th 198th Hojinkai Magazine Award Entry
1978 “Midorino Sogen ni” Magazine Geneijo 3rd Genei Rookie Novel Award
1988 “Ginga Eiyū Densetsu” Seiun Long Novel Award
2006 “Lain no ryojin” 22nd Utsunomiya Children Award


Yoshiki Tanaka’s work on Manga Planet

Prince of Lan Ling

Story: Yoshiki Tanaka / Art: Takeru Kirishima

A fierce warrior who charges into battle against foes who outnumber his forces, a forthright leader as dangerous as the demon on his mask – that is the Prince of Lan Ling. Under the command of his uncle, the Emperor, he must strive to win battles and bring honor to the Kingdom of Qi. But too much honor and his royal relatives will vanquish him as menacingly as he does their enemies!


What is Otakuthon at Home?

Otakuthon at Home is a 2-day virtual convention you can join on an interactive platform from the comfort of your home and enjoy all it has to offer.

  • One continuous track of Otakuthon staple events.
  • Two continuous tracks of panels.
  • A virtual Exhibition Hall with Dealers, Industry and Artists.
  • A customisable display name and avatar image for your online presence.
  • Prizes to be won by attending and engaging inside the platform!
  • A social lounge to chat, call and video conference with fellow attendees.
  • A variety of interactive video gaming streams for all skill levels and tastes.
  • In-platform information desk and technical support to optimize your virtual experience.

To register, please go to their official website:


Send your questions for Tanaka-sensei or the Manga Planet team using the form below!

About Manga Planet: Read manga, support artists

In 2012, Manga Planet started as a joint project between Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. and FANTASISTA, INC. to research and explore the ways manga is read throughout the world. Aiming to bring new manga to fans from all over the world and support artists and the industry, Manga Planet pushes for affordability and access to manga through a subscription-based service.

Readers who subscribe to Manga Planet and pay a flat monthly fee of $6.99 will have access to our expanding library of English-language manga. By the end of 2020, subscribers will have unlimited access to at least 500 titles. To subscribe, please go to and create an account. More information is in our Guide.

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