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Lynn Okamoto's Gokukoku no Brynhildr Sci-Fi Manga Has Anime in the Works

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Story of magic-using girl who looks like protagonist's deceased child friend by Elfen Lied author started in 2011

This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that an anime adaptation of manga creator Lynn Okamoto (Elfen Lied, Nononono)'s Gokukoku no Brynhildr science fiction manga is in the works.

The original manga revolves around high school boy Ryōta Murakami, who cannot forget his female childhood friend whom he let die in an accident. Feeling that he must fulfill their promise of proving the existence of aliens, he has continuously looked up at the sky as a member of the astronomy club. One day, a girl named Neko Kuroha who looks exactly like his childhood friend appears as a transfer student. It turns out that she is a magic-user that has run away from a research lab.

Okamoto began the manga in Young Jump in 2011. Shueisha will release the sixth compiled volume of the manga on September 19.

Update: Updated title's reading.

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