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Darker than Black, Seikishi, Seitokai no Ichizon Get New Manga (Updated)

posted on 2009-04-29 16:59 EDT
Darker designer Yuji Iwahara to personally draw second manga version

This year's 10th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan seinen magazine will announce on Friday that Yuji Iwahara will be launching a new manga version of Bones' Darker than Black anime series in the next issue on May 15. Iwahara also drew the original character designs in the anime, which Tensai Okamura directed. In the story, an amoral psychic agent unravels the mysteries surrounding the disruptive Hell's Gate spatial field that first appeared in Tokyo a decade ago. Nokiya drew a separate manga series in Kadokawa Shoten's Asuka josei magazine in 2007, so Iwahara's new manga will be called Darker than Black: Shikkoku no Hana (Jet Black Flower) and will tell a new story. Funimation is releasing the anime in North America. An allegedly leaked production document indicated the possibility of a "Darker 2" anime from Bones and Okamura.

The official website for AIC's Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari anime series has announced on Tuesday that a manga adaptation will launch in the July issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine on June 9. In this loose Tenchi Muyo! spinoff, Kenshi Masaki is summoned to an alternate world where endless wars are fought with humanoid Seikishi weapons. A feature article on the anime will unveil some of the manga artwork in the June issue, which will ship on May 9. Animax's pay-per-view service premiered the first episode last month, and the first anime DVD will ship to Japanese retail stores next month.

The May issue of Kadokawa's COMPTIQ magazine announced on April 10 that the manga artist Sorahiko Mizushima will adapt Sekina Aoi and Kira Inugami's Seitokai no Ichizon light novels in the next issue on May 9. The story revolves around the daily lives of a private high school's student council, as recorded by the council's sole male member. 10mo has been drawing an separate manga adaptation in Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Age Pure and Dragon Age magazines since last August. An television anime adaptation was announced in January.

Sources: 2channel, Saishin Anime Jōhō, Chuosha

Images © BONESTensai Okamura / DTB Committee•MBS
© AIC / VAP

Update: Tokyopop publishes Iwahara's King of Thorn manga, CMX Manga publishes his Chikyu Misaki manga, and Yen licensed his Cat Paradise manga. Iwahara also drew the Quest comic for Marvel's Tsunami line.


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