Kasuga Yasunori to Write New Manga Series
Manga community Manga Planet announced on September 17, 2017, that they plan to launch two original manga series this October on their official website. The two series will be The Golden Age of Decadence illustrated by Yutsuki and AFTER SCHOOL! illustrated by Umiharu. Kasuga Yasunori, known for the novelization of Ghost in the Shell, will write both of the manga series. This project appears to be the website’s first concrete project in years.
Manga Planet has collaborated with Japan Animation and Manga College (JAM), a specialty school located in Niigata, to produce these two manga series. Illustrator Umiharu is a graduate of JAM.
More information will be announced at a later date, according to Manga Planet.
Established in 2012, Manga Planet is a project helmed by Tokyo-based virtual reality company Fantasista Inc. The following is the project’s mission statement:
“Manga Planet” is a project that aims to introduce Japanese manga and anime to the world, as well as communicate with fans from around the world. “I like this one,” “there is an author like this in my country,” and “look at what I made!” — If we could get these sorts of thoughts and support from everyone, this project will become even more enjoyable and successful. Our goal is to see “Manga Planet” become a place of cultural exchange that connects the world’s fans with Japanese content.
Currently, Manga Planet has two Facebook pages dedicated to spreading information about manga to countries outside of Japan such as India.