Sound Horizon's Album Inspires Manga by Tactics' Kinoshita
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's April issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Asuka announced on Tuesday that Sakura Kinoshita (The Mythical Detective LOKI, Tactics) will draw a manga based on Sound Horizon's album Elysion ~Rakuen Gensou Monogatari Kumikyoku~ (Elysion ~Paradise Illusion Tale Suite~). A preview of the series will debut in the May issue on March 24, and the series itself will begin in the June issue on April 24.
Sound Horizon released the Elysion-Rakuen he no Soukyoku (Elysion-Prelude to Paradise) album in 2004 and Elysion~Rakuen Gensou Monogatari Kumikyoku~ in 2005.
Kadokawa published the first of two novels (pictured left) based on the same album on February 14. Ao Jūmonji wrote the novel, titled Elysion: Futatsu no Rakuen o Mawaru Monogatari (Elysion: Tale of Two Paradises).
Kinoshita listened to the song and read the novel before starting the manga.
The manga is part of Sound Horizon's 10th anniversary project, which also launched a manga for Sound Horizon's "Vanishing Starlight" single in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace. The manga began last October.
The "fantasy band" lead by composer and songwriter Revo debuted in 2004. The group performs story-based music with a variety of performers and writers. In 2013, the group contributed the opening theme songs for Attack on Titan under the name Linked Horizon. Sound Horizon's newest album will ship on April 15.