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Retailer: Noragami Manga's 10th, 11th Volumes to Come With Anime DVDs

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Anime adaptation of Adachitoka's manga to begin airing in January

The retailer Manga-oh is listing that limited editions of the tenth and eleventh volumes of Adachitoka Noragami manga will be bundled with an anime DVD. The eleventh volume's description reads that the DVD will adapt “that popular flower-viewing arc!” The tenth volume is scheduled to be released on February 13, while the eleventh volume is scheduled to ship on July 17, 2014.

The television anime adaptation of Adachitoka's manga is being directed by Kotaro Tamura (Wolf Children assistant director, Baccano! episode director) at studio BONES from scripts by Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream). Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Golden Boy, Gosick) is designing the characters.

At the boundary between this realm and another, there live eight million gods, dead spirits who serve the gods, and other assorted spirits who help and meddle in the affairs of humans. A sweet middle school girl named Hiyori Iki has been enduring bullying from her classmates, and she goes to the restroom by herself to cry. Scrawled on the bathroom wall is a phone number and the message, "I solve your troubles."

Adachitoka launched the manga in the Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and one-shot manga stories have also run in the spinoff publication Monthly Shōnen Magazine + since that same year. Kodansha released the seventh compiled volume of the manga in June.

Adachitoka's first manga project was the art in the Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen (Alive - The Final Evolution) manga, which Del Rey published in North America. Alive was also slated for a television anime, but the project was suspended and eventually cancelled in 2009 due to the delisting of the Gonzo anime studio from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The anime will premiere on Japanese television in January.

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