In the upcoming October edition of Akita Shoten’s Monthly Champion RED magazine, a thrilling announcement took center stage: Satoshi Shiki is set to unveil his latest manga creation, “Casshern R.” This manga adaptation is based on Tatsunoko Production’s iconic original anime series, “Shinzō Ningen Casshan.” The highly anticipated release is scheduled for the magazine’s forthcoming issue on September 19. Collaborating on the project, Chabo Higurashi is responsible for penning the manga’s script.
The narrative of “Casshern R” revolves around Tetsuya Azuma, a character who undergoes a remarkable transformation into the formidable figure known as Casshern. His mission: to combat the formidable Andro and his formidable army, sworn adversaries of humanity.
The genesis of Tatsunoko Production’s “Shinzō Ningen Casshan” dates back to its debut in Japan in 1973.
This dynamic tale has seen various adaptations over the years, including the 1993 release of the animated video remake, “Casshan: Robot Hunter,” and the 2004 live-action film remake helmed by Kazuaki Kiriya. In North America, both Streamline Pictures and ADV Films played a role in bringing “Casshan: Robot Hunter” to audiences, while Go Fish Pictures spearheaded the release of the live-action cinematic rendition.
The saga continued with the 2008 release of the anime’s latest incarnation, “Casshern Sins.” Funimation contributed to the global fandom by streaming the anime with English subtitles and subsequently releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD within North America.
Satoshi Shiki, recognized for works such as “XBlade,” “XBlade Cross,” and “Daphne in the Brilliant Blue,” embarked on the journey of “Akuma Kōjo” (Demon Princess), a manga adaptation of Biyori Harunohi’s original narrative. This captivating tale found its home in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in May 2022.
Shiki’s creative journey also encompassed “Attack on Titan: Before the Fall,” with the manga concluding in March 2019.
Notably, Seven Seas Entertainment has embraced Shiki’s artistic prowess, bringing his remake manga “The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru” (Dororo to Hyakkimaru-den), based on Osamu Tezuka’s legendary work, to English-speaking audiences. The serialization of this compelling endeavor commenced in October 2018 within the pages of Monthly Champion RED magazine.
Source | Monthly Champion RED October issue and website