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Karneval's Touya Mikanagi Launches ROOT∞REXX Manga

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Series adapts Idea Factory's otome game about rock band

Ishijinsha's Zero-Sum Online website posted the first chapter of Karneval manga creator Touya Mikanagi's ROOT∞REXX Honey Melody manga on Friday. Mikanagi is designing the characters, while Idea Factory/Design Factory's Otomate brand is providing the story.

The manga adapts Idea Factory's ROOT∞REXX romance adventure game for female players. The game will ship for the PlayStation Vita in Japan on December 18.

The story centers on the rock band REXX whose debut single became an explosive hit. The all-male group gains popularity by word of mouth and begins to gather attention around the world. But without putting out a second single, suddenly the band announces that it is going on indefinite hiatus. Before long, the band started to be called as a legend.

Kazune Mochizuki, a transfer student obsessed with REXX's sound, finds a demo CD One year after the group disappears from the spotlight. Could this be REXX's unpublished music?

The ROOT∞REXX project is a collaboration between Otomate, Zero-Sum, Lantis and Bandai Visual's Kiramune music label, and Kadokawa's Dengeki Girl's Style magazine. Idea Factory began streaming the game's opening video in August:

Mikanagi launched her fantasy action series Karneval in 2008, and Ichijinsha released the 13th compiled book volume in Japan in April. Yen Press announced its license of the manga in August. The series inspired a television anime in 2013, and Funimation released the complete series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America in June.

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