This year’s ninth issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic magazine has announced that manga artist Go Nagai and his Dynamic Production company will draw a new chapter for Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara manga in the magazine’s next issue on May 10, 2021.
The story of the manga is described as:
Barbara opens with famous author Yosuke Mikura wandering the packed tunnels of Shinjuku Station, where he makes a strange discovery: a drunk woman, her rags caked in mud, who can quote French poetry. Her name is Barbara. He takes her home for a bath and a drink, and before long Barbara has made herself into Mikura’s shadow, saving him from egotistical delusions and jealous enemies. But just as Mikura is no saint, Barbara is no benevolent guardian angel, and Mikura grows obsessed with discovering her secrets, tangling with thugs, sadists, magical curses and mythical beings – all the while wondering whether he himself is still sane.
Digital Manga Publishing held a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2012 to fund an English release of the original Barbara manga.