Coppelion Science-Fiction Action Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on 2010-09-01 00:12 EDT 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.

[Via Moon Phase]

Update: More background information added.

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