Comics and graphics novel publisher ABLAZE revealed on Dec 22, 2022, that they have lined up two new manga, including Wakfu, which is based on the Netflix anime of the same name, and Ryo Sumiyoshi’s Centaurs, for release in the summer of 2023.
The first volume of Wakfu manga (complete title – Wakfu Vol. 1: The Quest for the Eliatrope Dofus) created by Tot, Asra and Said Sassine, will be published in digital and print on June 27, 2023. The manga’s plot is described by ABLAZE as follows:
The adventures of the Brotherhood of the Tofu continue! See the heroes of WAKFU ride again in the brand-new manga series written by Tot, the creator of WAKFU & DOFUS!
Yugo, Ruel, Percedal, Amalia and Evangelyne are now living their lives, each on their own. The adventurers reunite at Alibert’s for Yugo and Adamai’s birthday, launching this latest saga when a party pooper comes to interrupt the celebrations and forces our friends to set off on the road once again for adventure!
Meanwhile, the first volume of Centaurs by Ryo Sumiyoshi will release on July 11, 2023. The plot of the manga is described as follows:
An epic fantasy adventure set in an alternate medieval Japan, where humans co-exist with the mythic half man/half horse beasts known as centaurs, or “jinba”. The centaur race was long revered as gods in ancient times; however, with the advent of the sengoku (warring states) period, humans started to enslave and use them for military purposes due to their speed, stamina, and ability to communicate in human language. Centaurs living in the plains were rapidly subjugated; in contrast, large numbers of centaurs living deep in the mountains were still free due to their relative isolation.
A wild and proud samurai jinba from the mountains named Matsukaze, known as the redheaded rock tiger, is caught while protecting his son. He is traded to a feudal lord and taken to his land. There he meets another centaur, named Kohibari, whose village was burned down as a child. He is a tame centaur, who had his arms amputated when he was captured, and has given up hope of escaping his human captors. If they can get over their differences and work together, they just might be able to return to the wilds as free centaurs.
In addition to the two manga, the publishers will also be releasing the first volume of the manhwa Terror Man, which is created by Handong Woo and Kojin Ho on June 27, 2023.
The plot of Terror Man is described as follows:
Jungwoo Min has a special ability, one that lets him see when a path leads to a misfortune, or disaster. He uses his “Eyes of Misfortune” to spot these unfortunate events and stop them. Disguising himself as a terrorist, he begins using his power to save people from certain danger. This leads him to become feared by the people he is looking to save. Soon he discovers that the more he saves others, the unhappier he becomes. Thus unfolds the story of a hero and his struggle between happiness and despair. And the unfortunate reality of saving the world, even while becoming a supposed terrorist…or TERROR MAN.
ABLAZE titles are distributed in-print worldwide by Diamond Comic and Diamond Book Distributors. Digital versions of ABLAZE titles are available via most major digital platforms.
The publisher had previously published the Chess manga Blitz this year.
Source: Press Release