Tōhai Mahjong Manga Gets Screen Adaptation
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
This year's fourth issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine announced on Tuesday that a screen adaptation of Kōji Shinasaka's Tōhai manga has been green-lit. The medium and format have not yet been revealed, but more details about the project will be announced in the fifth issue of Young Champion on February 12.
The manga follows a high school boy named "K" and his battles in the underworld of mahjong with high stakes and lives on the line. Shinasaka launched the first Tōhai series in 2006, and he then began the currently running series, Tōhai: Hitobashira-hen, in 2011. The first series has 11 volumes, while the fourth volume of the current series shipped on January 18.
Shinasaka is also serializing a spinoff manga series, Haō Densetsu Lion, in Takeshobo's Kindai Mahjong Original magazine.