Mizuna Kuwabara and Shoko Hamada’s manga Mirage of Blaze (Honō no Mirage) will be receiving a rebooted manga in August 2020. Announced in the August issue of Mystery Bonita magazine, the rebooted manga will be titled Mirage of Blaze R and it will appear in the magazine’s next issue. The issue releases on August 6.
Mirage of Blaze Illustrator Returning
Hamada, who was the illustrator of the original light novel series and manga adaptation, will be drawing the new manga. Published from 1990 to 2004, the original novel series featured Hamada’s illustrations. Hamada’s own manga adaptation then ran from 1994 to 1997 in four volumes.
With the original illustrator on board, fans can expect to see illustrations that capture the feeling of the original.
Takaya Ougi is just a typical high school guy who wants nothing more than to protect his best friend and live a normal life. Enter Nobutsuna Naoe, an older man who informs Takaya that he is in fact the reincarnation of Lord Kagetora. Naoe, himself a possessor, awakens Takaya’s abilities to exorcise evil spirits and fight the Fuedal Underworld. While most possessors remember their former lives before being reincarnated, Takaya does not. Naoe is thankful for this, considering his passionate and abusive past with his Lord Kagetora. As Takaya improves his abilities, he also begins to remember what Naoe did because of his love for him. Meanwhile the dark forces of the Hojo and Fuma clans begin their attack as the Fuedal Underworld descends upon the living world. (via Anime News Network)
30th Anniversary of Series
2020 serves as the 30th anniversary of Mirage of Blaze’s first volume’s publication in 1990. With a new reboot on the way, fans of the series are in for a fun year in terms of new content. In May a Blu-ray box set of the anime adaptation was released, adding to the excitement surrounding the series.