eigoMANGA Will Publish “Oldman” Graphic Novel
eigoMANGA has acquired the rights to adapt and publish Oldman as a multi-volume graphic novel manga series in English. Oldman is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed series created by Taiwanese writer and illustrator Chang Sheng. The publication was originally published by Taipei, Taiwan-based Tongli Publishing.
The story is about a beautiful queen who rules her country with an iron fist. Unmarried and without an heir, she adopts orphans as a way to prove that even commoners can reign as kings. Yet, as the years progress, she shows no sign of aging. Only one man knows the dark secret to her eternal youth: Oldman, a bearded magician the queen has locked in her darkest dungeon.
One night, Oldman steps through the bars of his prison and disappears before the queen’s very eyes. Enraged, she sends her army after him to keep her secret hidden in a desperate campaign. Having tricked the guards (and not actually having left the dungeon), he rescues a neighboring prisoner, a sword maiden rebel whose arms and legs were amputated, and left to rot in her cell.
Upon taking her to an underground doctor who fits her with mechanical arms and legs, they together vow to take revenge on the Queen that wronged them.
Oldman won numerous awards such as the International Manga Award in Japan, as well the Golden Comic Award for Best Shonen Manga. Oldman Part 1 is projected to circulate to retailers on November 8th, 2021.