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Welcome to the N.H.K.'s Oiwa Draws Assassin's Creed 4 Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sengoku Basara 3 novel author writes original story for manga launching in Jump X next month

Shueisha's Jump X magazine has revealed that manga artist Kendi Oiwa (Welcome to the N.H.K., Goth, Sugar Dark Umerareta Yami to Shōjo) will draw a manga adaptation of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag video game. Novelist Takashi Yano (Sengoku Basara 3: Date Masamune no Shō) will handle the manga's scenario. The manga will premiere in the September issue of the magazine on August 10.

The manga takes place in the Golden Age of Pirates — the 18th century in the Caribbean Sea. The original story follow Edward Kenway as he gets entangled in the ongoing battle between the Templars and the Assassins.

Kenway is also the protagonist of the upcoming game, which will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U consoles and on the PC in North America on October 29. The Xbox One and PS4 versions will ship later this year.

Oiwa previously adapted Tatsuhiko Takimoto's Welcome to the N.H.K. novel into manga format in 2004. Tokyopop released the manga in North America in 2006-2008. Tokyopop also released Oiwa's one-volume Goth manga based on Otsuichi's novel in 2008.

[Via Manga News]

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