Shogakukan confirmed today that, as of the release of the latest 35th tankobon volume of her current serialization series Kyokai no Rinne/RINNE to be available on March 17, a total print run of 59-year-old manga artist Rumiko Takahashi’s manga works will surpass 200 million copies worldwide. She has several international bestselling manga series, such as Urusei Yatsura (1978-1987), Maison Ikkoku (1980-1987), Ranma 1/2 (1987-1996), Inuyasha (1996-2008), and reached the 100 million mark back in August 1995.
To commemorate the historic record, she will provide her new one-shot story titled “Sennen no Mushin (Mindlessness for A Thousand Years)” in the upcoming 17th and 18th issues of Weekly Shonen Sunday to be released on March 22 and 29, respectively. And 29 manga artist draw illustrations inspired by her works and characters. In addition, her debut work Kattena Yatsura, originally published in 1978, will be re-published in the next May 2017 issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday S to be available
on March 25.
“Sennen no Mushin” visual
— コミックナタリー (@comic_natalie) March 14, 2017