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Majestic Prince Space Robot Manga Has Anime in the Works

posted on 2012-09-25 09:35 EDT
GetBackers co-creator writes sci-fi manga in Monthly Hero's magazine

ANN confirmed that, as of Tuesday night, the register counters at Tokyo-area 7-Eleven convenience stores are showing a Monthly Hero's magazine ad, and that ad reveals that an anime of Rando Ayamine and Hikaru Arashima's Majestic Prince manga is in the works. Ayamine co-created the GetBackers manga and anime, before writing and designing this new manga that Arashima draws.

The story follows humanity after it expanded its frontier into space in a quest for resources. Advances in genetic engineering research allow humans to adapt to the new frontier, leading to the advent of evolved children such as the protagonist Izuru. Izuru enrolls in an academy city called Gurantseere to fulfill his mission of "protecting humanity."

The cover of Monthly Hero's magazine's November issue appears on the magazine's official website, but the website's image (pictured right) deliberately leaves out the text announcing the anime. The issue will go on sale on October 1.

The manga launched in the magazine's inaugural issue last October, and Shogakukan Creative will publish the first volume of the manga next month.

[Via Kakureta Jigen, Yaraon!]

Update: More background information added.


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