Kishibe no Uta
Other names: 北の皇子と南の魚, 岸辺の唄, 岸辺の唄 北の皇子と南の魚
Author: Ima Ichiko
Artis: Ima Ichiko
There are many perils in this desert world. Countries war and enslave, goblins prey on humans, monsters and magic run amok, and - most critically - wells run dry. Those desperate for water may undertake an ancient water prayer ritual, a grueling journey to beg the aid of Kahaku, the god of water. These are the various stories of people from all walks of life, each driven by their need to survive in that world and save the ones they love. Sometimes, these desperate souls cross paths with a pair of travelers, En and Linghua, who help them on their journey. A series of interconnected oneshots, each volume with a different title. Volume 1: Kishibe no Uta (2002) Volume 2: Kumo o Koroshita Otoko (2005) Volume 3: Touzoku no Mizusashi (2007) Volume 4: Akumujou no Aruji (2009) Volume 5: Tabibito no Ki (2011) Volume 6: Kageboushi-tachi no Shima (2012) Volume 7: Kita no Ouji to Minami no Sakana (2015) Volume 8: Kareno no Hanayome (2016) Volume 9: Tsukikage no Chōjō (2018) Web chapters: http://comip.jp/spinel/works/kishibenouta/ Note: A bunko version of this series titled simply "Kishibe no Uta" volume 1, etc, is being released. The 3 bunko volumes published to date contain the contents of the original volumes 1-5.