Rumiko Takahashi, the iconic creator of Inuyasha and Ranma 1/2, will debut her newest manga this May.
The new series, titled MAO, will be Takahashi's most recent manga since RIN-NE, which ended publication in 2017. Little is known about the title, other than a first glimpse at the protagonist and a very simple summary.
According to the magazine, MAO will take place in a "land where two worlds intersect," where readers will be introduced to "a strange romance between a boy and girl who meet by fate."
Fans of Takahashi will no doubt find this plot summary very similar to Inuyasha. Western audiences are most acquainted to Takahashi's work thanks to the anime adaptation of Inuyasha, which ran on Adult Swim for well over a decade.
Takahashi is one of the most prolific female manga writers ever. While most popular for her work on Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2 and Urusei Yatsura, she has a multi-decade career, being one of the most prolific manga-ka in the manga industry. In July 2018, Takahashi was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame.
The new title will be appearing in Weekly Shonen Sunday, the same anthology that published Takahashi's epic feudal fantasy Inuyasha, starting next month in Weekly Shonen Sunday #23.