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Tokyo Ravens Gets New Manga Adaptation Next Month

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kōhei Azano's school supernatural fantasy light novels inspiring TV anime in October

The October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Rival magazine is revealing on Wednesday that artist Ran Kuze (Tenshin - World War Angel) will launch a manga adaptation of Kōhei Azano's Tokyo Ravens light novel series. The Tokyo Ravens: Sword of Song series will premiere in the magazine's November issue on October 4. The manga's first chapter will have 63 pages and will include a color page.

The original school supernatural fantasy light novel series centers around Harutora, a boy from a branch of the Tsuchimikado family of onmyōdō occult practitioners. However, he lacks the ability to see spirit energy, so he is now just an ordinary high school student. Natsume, a girl who was Harutora's childhood friend and the next head of the Tsuchimikado family, reunites with Harutora and changes his future.

Azano's light novel series is also inspiring a television anime series that will premiere in October. The series will star Kaito Ishikawa and Kana Hanazawa as Harutora and Natsume.

Azuno launched the series in May 2010 with illustrations by Sumihei. Fujimi Shobo published the ninth novel in March. Atsushi Suzumi is drawing the main manga adaptation of the series in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine.

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