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ABLAZE Announces New Manga for Summer 2023

ABLAZE is a publisher that releases a mixture of manga, western comics and Korean comics, and they just announced some manga we can expect to be released in summer 2023.

The first is Wakfu Vol. 1: The Quest for the Eliatrope Dofus, a manga based on the animated series. ABLAZE gave this description for its plot:

“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!”

The other manga title they announced was CENTAURS Vol. 1 by Ryo Sumiyoshi (of Monster Hunter), which is scheduled to come out in July. ABLAZE gave this description of the plot:

“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.”

Are you interested in either of these titles?

Source: Press release


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.