Rei Hiroe, who pens the South East Asia caper “Black Lagoon”, has announced the start of a new manga series in 2019. Tentatively titled “341st Battle Corps”, the story centres around a group of youngsters forced into battle in a World War-like scenario. The title will be serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shounen Sunday.
Meanwhile Hiroe’s other famous work “BLACK LAGOON” just released their first new volume in over four years! “BLACK LAGOON” tells the story of a team of smugglers known as the Lagoon Company, who operate in the seas of Southeast Asia in the 1990s.
Composed of a black former US Navy officer, a Chinese-American petty thief and gun-for-hire, a white university drop-out mechanical genius, and their Japanese former-kidnap-victim-turned-associate, the team has made a name for itself in the criminal underworld.