Today, Titan Comics is thrilled to reveal that creator Eldo Yoshimizu (Hen Kai Pan, Gamma Draconis) will be continuing the smash-hit Hard Case Crime manga series Ryuko with a thrilling new third installment. See below for a sneak peek at unlettered artwork – available to run on your outlet immediately.
Ryuko Volume 1 and 2 capture all the tropes and typical elements of a Japanese crime thriller and turns it all on its head! Ryuko is a hard-hitting, motorcycle-riding, high ranking member of the Japanese mafia stationed in the Middle-East. After a fierce battle with the government, she becomes embroiled with a mysterious terrorist organisation. But things become personal for Ryuko when her mother is kidnapped…
Talking to FPTV (YouTube show for leading retailer Forbidden Planet) Eldo Yoshimizu said:
“I’m actually working on Ryuko Volume 3. Ryuko is back! Originally I was thinking of finishing Ryuko with Volume 2 but […] there are some complex and difficult situations in Hong Kong, and the students are fiercely fighting against the government for their democracy. I’m not drawing for my friends there – but as I said I have the spirit of [The Clash musician] Joe Strummer […] I thought I should really write and draw about the situation there.”