News Guilty Crown to Get Manga Adaptation in Shonen Gangan Mag
posted on 2011-10-11 18:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The November issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan will begin serialization on a manga adaptation of Guilty Crown. The issue will go on sale on Wednesday. Shion Midzuki will illustrate the manga, and Yousuke Miyagi will write the story. A preview of the first chapter will be available starting on Wednesday on Monthly Shonen Gangan's official website.
Tetsuro Araki and Production I.G's Guilty Crown television anime series will premiere on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block starting on October 13. Araki directed Death Note and Highschool of the Dead before this Aniplex project, which will run until March.
The anime's script supervisor is Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, My-HiME), while redjuice, the artist best known as the illustrator of the music group supercell, is working on the original character designs. The group supercell's leader ryo himself is composing the music.
The anime is set in Japan in 2039, 10 years after the "Apocalypse Virus" devastated the land. The story revolves around Shū Ouma, an unsociable 17-year-old second-year high school student, and a 17-year-old rival named Gai Tsutsugami who is a young "Jiikundō" pilot of a guerilla organization.
Funimation will stream the series as it airs in Japan, and it will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc next year. The New York Anime Festival will screen the series' second episode before it airs in Japan.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
Image © Square Enix, Shion Midzuki