Manga creator Kazuya Minekura has launched her Saiyuki Ibun historical adventure series in the 11th issue of Ichijinsha's Zero Sum Ward magazine on Wednesday. According to Minekura in a July 16 blog entry, Saiyuki Ibun recounts how a man grew up to become the pivotal character Kōmyō, years before the first Saiyuki storyline.
Minekura had stated in a May 2 blog entry that her next series will be the final act of Saiyuki. However she had since downplayed that statement in a later July 12 entry. In that entry, she said that she will launch a series called Saiyuki Reload Blast in Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine in December. Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine is another Ichijinsha publication; it had serialized the Saiyuki Reload manga until its end in June.
Omg it's like a dream come true but at the same time, I'm wondering whether Saiyuki will EVER end. I'll go grab a copy of Zero Sum just to check it out. I can't understand shit any Jap but what the heck XD I highly doubt this will be scanlated and if it will be, it'll take months before it'll be released. My favorite is still Saiyuki Reload among all the series =D Chuang Yi, I'm still waiting for the rest of Reload manga! *shakes them*