Yen Press licenses Hollow Regalia for English release

Hollow Regalia
If you love Strike the Blood, you’ll love Hollow Regalia! Pic credit: Gakuto Mikumo

On September 9, 2022, Yen Press announced they are adding Hollow Regalia (Utsunonaru Regalia) to their collection! Unfortunately, we still don’t have a release date or a finalized cover.

We know that Gakuto Mikumo fans are extremely excited about this, and for a good reason. Mikumo is known for Strike the Blood, which has a light novel series, a manga series (both licensed by Yen Press), and an anime adaptation.

Strike The Blood 5
The Strike The Blood Season 5 anime key visual that was released in December 2021. Pic credit: Studio Connect

What is Hollow Regalia?

Hollow Regalia’s plot sounds exciting but familiar. When a colossal dragon appeared in the skies above Tokyo, Japan began to collapse.

Monsters known as Spirit Beasts appeared and an event called The Great Massacre enveloped the world. Japan became a lawless zone occupied by armies from different countries and criminal organizations.

Yahiro is one of the few survivors. He became immortal by bathing in a dragon’s blood. He spends his days carrying out works of art from the now-ruined Tokyo.

One day, twin girls Giulie and Rose — who claim to be art dealers — approach him with a job: to recover a mysterious being who can make the Spirit Beasts obey. However, the being turns out to be a girl, Kushinada and she’s a dragon.

Can these two survive long enough to make the world a better place? Will someone else try to become immortal using the same method as Yahiro?

Who is Gaguto Mikumo?

Gakuto Mikumo was born in 1970. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of Japan and the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. He graduated from Sophia University in 1998 and won 5th place with his debut novel Called Gehenna.

Mikumo won the Japan SF Rookie of the Year Award in 1999 and the Sneakers Award in 2000. He’s most known for his Asura Cryin’ series and Strike the Blood.

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Mikumo’s works include:

  • The Asura Cryin’ series
  • The Called Gehenna series
  • The Dantalian no Shoka series
  • The i. d. series
  • The Rebellion series
  • The Strike the Blood series
  • The Zettai Karen Children series

Mikumo also wrote Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Metal Gear Survive.

Have you read any of Gakuto Mikumo’s works?

Are you excited to explore a new world from this amazing author? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

Here’s hoping Yen Press will give us more details soon!

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