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Kazuki Sakuraba's Fuse Novel Inspires Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Artist hakus to illustrate manga in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan mag in June

A manga adaptation of Naoki Prize-winning author Kazuki Sakuraba's (Gosick series) Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel will premiere in the seventh volume of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine on June 25. Manga artist hakus will be drawing the manga, which is tentatively titled Fuse: Satomi Hakkenden Ibun.

In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa. In Sakuraba's Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel, the female hunter Hamaji comes to her brother in order to hunt Fuse. Thus, the karmic cycle of retribution that began long ago with the Satomi family begins anew.

An anime film adaptation of the novel, titled Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō (Fuse: A Gun Girl's Detective Story) will open in Japan this October.

Masayuki Miyaji (Xam'd: Lost Memories) will debut as a theatrical anime film director with a script by Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion). Designers Okama (Evangelion remake films) and Seiichi Hashimoto (Xam'd: Lost Memories) and composer Michiru Oshima (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime) are also contributing.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Image © Square Enix, hakus

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