Assassin G

Martial Arts Heroine Is the Star of Immortal Studios’ New Wuxia Comic

Packed with action, romance, and revenge, ‘Assassin G’ takes the wuxia genre into the pop-fueled 1980s

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3:21 PM HKT, Tue July 12, 2022 1 mins read

A potent mix of martial arts, badass female fighters, and Romeo and Juliet-esque romance, the new wuxia comic Assassin G by Immortal Studios will begin its fundraising stage on Kickstarter on August 16.

An adaptation of iconic Chinese-American author Shiao Yi’s popular wuxia novel Gan the Nineteenth Sister (甘十九妹), the comic series follows the story of Margot Gan, an orphaned girl raised by a martial arts master simply known as ‘Assassin G.’

Margot’s mission is to avenge her stepmother, who was betrayed by a powerful congregation of martial arts families. When the heroine meets JP Yin, the leading heir of one of the families, the two develop a mutual admiration for one another that blossoms into a potential romance.

The series is brimming with action, family feuds, martial arts, and bloody revenge and is the fourth addition to The Immortal Storyverse (TIS), an interconnected universe populated with characters from the studio’s previous series (The Adept, Fa Sheng: Origins, and Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen).

Gan the Nineteenth Sister has seen numerous television adaptations, including two Mandarin-language dramas in 2008 and 2015. However, Assassin G will introduce English-speaking audiences to a time-honored classic for the first time, thanks to writer Jen Troy and illustrator Tao He.

While Assassin G stays true to traditional elements of the wuxia genre, it will be based in the pop-fueled 1980s — an exciting twist characteristic of Immortal Studios.

“As wuxia has been popularized and disseminated globally, it has a deep connection with Chinese youth culture,” said CEO Peter Shiao in a previous interview with RADII.

This article has been updated at 8 AM on July 15, 2022, to reflect a rescheduling of the new comic's Kickstarter launch, which has been delayed from July 12 to August 16, 2022.

Cover image courtesy of Immortal Studios.

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