Manga publisher Yen Press has detailed the release of Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying, a new manga series inspired by the hit Sekiro video game.

What is Sekiro? Well, according to Yen Press:

  • Seikro is one of the most successful console games of the 2019, shipping almost four million copies!
  • Sekrio was cited as receiving “universal acclaim” according to Metacritic and won numerous awards, including Game of the Year from The Game Awards 2019 and the Japan Game Award’s Award for Excellence.
  • Delving into history unexplored in the game, Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying provides rich insight into the history of the game’s main character.

Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying Summary:

Life beyond death…A foolish notion with which to deceive oneself. But what happens when death does not come? Hanbei the Undying has lived longer than most, yet he’s found no sense of purpose along the way-no reason to swing his blade. With a history vaster than most could hope to comprehend, it’s only natural to wonder: Who exactly was he before he met the Wolf? Find out in this must-read tale for fans of FromSoftware’s hit game SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice.

Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying is available now in print and digital from Yen Press. 

About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.