Blood-C's Ranmaru Kotone Draws Red Data Girl Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The December issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine began serialization on Friday on Ranmaru Kotone's (Blood-C) manga adaptation of Noriko Ogiwara's RDG Red Data Girl light novel series.
The modern fantasy story revolves around Izumiko Suzuhara, a girl raised within the confines of Tamakura Shrine, one of the Kumano shrines that are part of a World Heritage site. However, after Izumiko spent practically her entire life at Kumano until middle school, it was decided that she and her childhood friend Miyuki would enroll in Hōjō High School in Tokyo. On a school trip to Tokyo, a mysterious entity known as Himegami appears and a terrible incident occurs. Izumiko's family carries a great secret that Izumiko is about to learn.
Ogiwara launched the novels in June 2011 after creating The Good Witch of the West (Nishi no Yoki Majo - Astraea Testament), and the 6th RDG volume will ship on November 27. Tokyopop published The Good Witch of the West manga in North America, and the manga has a related anime.
P.A. Works is producing an anime adaptation of the RDG Red Data Girl light novel series. Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, The Book of Bantorra, Nagi no Asukara) is directing the anime, and Michiko Yokote (xxxHOLiC, Squid Girl, Princess Tutu) is handling the series composition. Mel Kishida is responsible for the original character designs.
Kotone ended his Blood-C manga based on Production I.G and CLAMP's 2011 supernatural horror television series in August. Dark Horse Comics licensed the manga for North America. Kotone also drew The Girl Who Leapt Through Time manga, which Bandai Entertainment published in North America, and created the Diasta of Ultima Thule manga.
Source: Comic Natalie