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Gou Tanabe Unveils Manga Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle Tales

In the upcoming November edition of Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Beam magazine, Gou Tanabe is set to unveil his latest manga creation, “Short Stories about Dreamlands.” This new project is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s captivating Dream Cycle tales, which were initially published between 1918 and 1932, all of them taking place within the enigmatic Dreamlands setting. Readers can anticipate the manga’s debut in the magazine’s forthcoming issue, scheduled for release on November 10.

Tanabe’s previous adaptation, based on Lovecraft’s “The Dunwich Horror” narrative, made its debut in the pages of Monthly Comic Beam in October 2021, ultimately concluding on April 12 earlier this year. Kadokawa then presented the third and final compiled volume of the manga on May 12.

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Before that, in May 2020, Tanabe embarked on an illustrative journey into H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” (Innsmouth no Kage) within the same magazine, bringing it to a close in March 2021. A single omnibus volume of this manga will be made available in English courtesy of Dark Horse in November.

Back in May 2019, Tanabe embarked on another ambitious manga adaptation, this time delving into Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” story. This particular journey reached its conclusion in November of the same year.

Gou Tanabe Unveils Manga

These manga adaptations are part of an extensive series by Tanabe, dedicated to bringing H.P. Lovecraft’s literary works to life. Dark Horse Comics published Tanabe’s manga compilation of “The Hound and Other Stories” in August 2017, encompassing iconic tales such as “The Hound,” “The Temple,” and “The Nameless City.” Tanabe’s enthralling “At The Mountains Of Madness” manga also commenced its release in June 2019, earning a nomination for Best Comic at the 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2019.

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Tanabe’s creative portfolio extends further with adaptations of Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space” and “The Haunter of the Dark.” In an earlier endeavor, he offered his artistic talents in an adaptation of Lovecraft’s “The Outsider.” Bringing his impressive catalog to a close, Tanabe concluded his manga based on “The Shadow Out of Time” in November 2018.


Source | Monthly Comic Beam November issue

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