Jinki's Tunasima to Start Orichalcum Reycal Duo Manga

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Story of figures that come to life to realize creator's wish once ran in Dragon Age Pure before magazine ended

Manga creator Sirou Tunasima will start the Orichalcum Reycal Duo manga series in the January issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Rex magazine on November 27. The series will be featured on the cover and include a color opening page.

The original Orichalcum Recal manga previously ran in Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Age Pure magazine until the magazine ceased publication in 2009. Three compiled volumes have been published so far.

The story of the manga revolves around male college student Mitsuaki Sakugi, who makes his poor living from making figures. One day, he receives putty as a reward from his teacher after sculpting a figure that would be used as a sample in class. That night, after making a figure out of the putty he received, the figure suddenly comes to life. The figure calls herself Reycal, and explains that she is a being called an Orichalcum. She explains that Orichalcum are beings that were born to grant the wish of their maker.

Tunasima launched the Jinki manga in 2000. It endured a long, if convoluted, publication history. Tunasima published the original Jinki manga in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Wing from 2000 to 2001. He then renamed his manga Jinki: Extend during a move to Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine from 2002 to 2006. After Tunasima pulled the manga from Mag Garden over creative differences in 2007, Jinki moved again to MediaWorks' Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in 2008. The Comic Dengeki Daioh run of the renamed Jinki -Shinsetsu- manga ended in 2008. A fourth Jinki manga, Jinki: Extend: Relation launched in Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Age magazine in 2009.

ADV Manga published part of Mag Garden's Jinki: Extend manga in North America in 2006. The manga inspired a 2005 television anime series that ADV Films also released in 2006.

Tunasima currently provides artwork for Hisamitsu Ueo's light novel series Murasaki no Qualia and its manga adaptation.

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