After the heartwarming return of the world of Inuyasha, Kagome, and Sesshomaru’s in the shape of the sequel series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, and it gets a positive global response, creator Rumiko Takahashi’s one of the latest work MAO will debut in Viz Media for fans worldwide on September 14.
Previously in February, VIZ assured to bring MAO Vol 1 in Fall 2021, with already a confirmed anime adaptation announcement of the same in the works last year.
As reported by CBR, in an official press release, Viz Media shared a number of differences between the protagonist of Takahashi’s newest series and arguably her most popular in Inuyasha:
“1. Protagonists are both modern-day schoolgirls, yet in Mao the protagonist Nanoka discovers she is an ayakashi
- Unlike falling down a well into the Edo era, Nanoka walks through a Torii gate into the Taisho era
- Instead of finding the Shinko Jewel shards, Mao and Nanoka venture out to find the byoki, who cursed them in order to reverse it.”
Takahashi’s MAO released its 108th chapter on September 8 in the 41st issue of Weekly Shōnen Sunday.
VIZ Media describes MAO as:
Nanoka passes through a portal into the Taisho era, where exorcist Mao reluctantly rescues her from the jaws of a grotesque yokai. When Nanoka gets back to the present, she discovers she has some new, incredible abilities. She returns to the past looking for answers, only to get caught up in Mao’s investigation of a series of gruesome murders. As her questions about herself multiply, Nanoka learns that Mao is cursed by a cat demon named Byoki—and so is his sword. If anyone but Mao attempts to wield it, they are doomed. But when Mao’s life is in jeopardy, Nanoka picks up his blade and swings!