The Dokuganryū Masamune ~Sengoku no Arcadia Gaiden~ manga has launched with a scenario by Masaki Waji and illustrations by Anajiro on Kakao Japan’s Piccoma website. The series is based on Leiji Matsumoto’s various science-fiction works.
The manga’s main character is Captain Harlock, who fights against the Metanoids and their leader the dark goddess Darqueen. While the Arcadia is advancing toward the final battle, Harlock is suddenly transported into Earth’s past due to a super-gravity wave. Harlock meets the famous samurai Date Masamune, whose face greatly resembles his own. In the place of Masamune, who seems to die, Harlock faces samurai brought back to life through the power of the Metanoids.
The work celebrates the 80th year since Matsumoto’s birth in 1938. Five two-part chapters are currently available to read for free on Piccoma. New chapters will debut every Wednesday.