Plug's Takeshi Kojima to Launch The Pilot's Love Song Manga
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The March issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine announced on Saturday that manga creator Takeshi Kojima (Plug) will launch a manga adaptation of Koroku Inumura's The Pilot's Love Song (Toaru Hikūshi e no Koiuta) light novel series in the next issue on February 25.
Kojima created one-shot manga such as Repair Master and Dragon Jockey before launching Plug as his first manga series in 2011. Shogakukan published the science-fiction romantic comedy's fifth compiled book volume in Japan last June. The ongoing manga is also serialized in Shonen Sunday S.
Inumura's 2009-2011 five-volume light novel series is set in the same world as Inumura's To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku (Recollection of a Certain Airship Pilot/The Princess and the Pilot) novel and anime film, although it is set earlier with a different cast of characters.
The story of love and aerial combat follows a former prince who lost everything to a revolution, and a girl who became the symbol for the revolution. The orphaned prince, now renamed Kalel, embarks on a one-way journey to discover the ends of the heavens. Aboard the levitating island of Isura, he meets a girl named Claire.
The novels' television anime adaptation premiered on Tokyo MX on January 6. Toshimasa Suzuki (Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Heroic Age) is directing the series off scripts supervised by Shinichi Inotsume (The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke, Hayate the Combat Butler, Ristorante Paradiso). The anime stars Aoi Yūki as Claire Cruz, Ayana Taketatsu as Ariel Albus, Kaito Ishikawa as Ignacio Axis, and Natsuki Hanae as Kalel Albus/Carl La El.