Ryukishi07's Rose Guns Days Game Inspires Prologue Manga
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine announced on Saturday that artist Mei Renjōji and writer Ryukishi07 (07th Expansion) will launch a prologue manga series for the Rose Guns Days game in the June issue on April 26. The manga is titled Rose Guns Days Gaiden (Rose Guns Days Side Story).
Ryukishi07 (Higurashi: When They Cry, Umineko When They Cry) created the original game's story which takes place in Japan after World War II. Devastated in the aftermath of defeat, the Japanese government complies with the Allies' reconstruction plan. Japan begins to recover from the loss after a few years, but America and China intricately divide control of the nation on a municipal level. The many Chinese and American immigrants make Japanese people the minority in their own land.
A girl named Rose Haibara works at the club Primavera and lends money to Japanese people so that they can rebuild their lives. Some people take advantage of that generosity. Meanwhile, Leo Shishigami is best known for his reputation among women. Everything begins to change when that legendary man meets Rose in the spring of 1947.
The Rose Guns Days Gaiden manga is set a year earlier in 1946 and follows the harsh lives of Rose and the "women of the night" immediately after the war.
Sōichirō, the Rose Guns Days game's character designer and the Umineko When They Cry manga's artist, had launched the original manga adaptation of Rose Guns Days in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine last August. Square Enix shipped the first volume in December.
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