Jiro Matsumoto, the mangaka behind the sexy and violent girls-with-guns manga Velveteen & Mandala, has come out with a new manga. It’s called beautiful place and it debuted on Friday in Complex, the online part of Hero’s Inc’s Monthly Hero’s magazine.
It sounds as if it has some similarities to Velveteen & Mandala, as it’s about two girls and is described as a “gun action manga.” It takes place during a civil war, but unlike Velveteen & Mandala, it doesn’t appear to have any zombies.
Matsumoto worked on Velveteen & Mandala more than a decade ago, and it’s published in America by Vertical, where it recently received an e-book version.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.