Phantom Visual Novel Gets Manga from Nitroplus
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the anime adaptation of the Phantom of Inferno suspense visual novel software announced on Wednesday that a manga version is also being developed. The official blog of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine editors confirmed the news and revealed that Masaki Hīragi (Shōnen Maid Kūro-kun) will draw the manga based on the software from Nitroplus. The manga will be previewed in Comic Alive's February issue, which ships in Japan on December 27. The manga will actually launch on January 27 in the March issue.
Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine had announced this past week that Nitroplus and writer Gen Urobuchi (Blassreiter) are adapting their visual novel as a television anime series under the title Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ (pictured at right). The original visual novel software was previously adapted in 2004 as a three-volume video anime series, Phantom - The Animation. Media Blasters released this earlier anime series under its AnimeWorks label in 2006.
Image © 2009 Nitroplus/Project Phantom