Coppelion Science-Fiction Action Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Tomonori Inoue's story of genetically enhanced female military unit in irradiated Tokyo

This year's 40th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine is announcing next Monday that a television anime adaptation of Tomonori Inoue's Coppelion science-fiction military action manga has been green-lit. The story is set in 2036, after radioactive contamination from a nuclear accident has put Tokyo under a blockade. Three high school girls have been sent to this dead city. Thanks to genetic engineering, the three girls have been impervious to radioactivity since birth. They form a special forces unit, codenamed "Coppelion," in the 3rd Division of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force.

The manga has been running in Weekly Young Magazine since 2008, and the eighth compiled book volume is shipping on Monday.

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