Dark Horse Comics announced on Friday that it is delaying the release of its hardcover Deluxe Edition of Yasuhiro Nightow‘s manga, as well as its hardcover Deluxe Edition of the followup manga, to fall 2024. Both volumes are available for pre-order.
Deluxe Edition was previously slated for launch in bookstores on December 5 and in comic shops on December 6, while Deluxe Edition was slated for launch in April 2024.
Both releases will feature the original oversized 7×10″ page format for both manga. Deluxe Edition will have 672 pages, and will compile the two volumes of the manga, while the Deluxe Edition’s first volume will have 584 pages.
The first manga ran in Tokuma Shoten‘s magazine from 1995 to 1997. The manga returned with in Shonengahosha‘s magazine later in 1997 and ran until 2007. Dark Horse Comics previously published the original manga and in English.
Madhouse produced a television anime adaptation of the manga that aired for 26 episodes in Japan in 1998. The anime film debuted in April 2010 and was the first new animation in over a decade.
The anime premiered in January 2023 and ended in March 2023. A final phase of the anime has been green-lit.
Source: Dark Horse Comics‘ Twitter account