Ajin: Demi-Human Action Manga Gets Anime Film Trilogy
posted on by Egan Loo
The July issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine and the wraparound jacket band on Gamon Sakurai's sixth Ajin - Demi-Human manga volume are announcing on Friday that an anime film trilogy adaptation of the manga has been green-lit.
In the manga's story, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa 17 years ago. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.
Sakurai launched the manga in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in 2012, and Kodansha will publish the sixth compiled book volume in Japan on Friday. Vertical published the fifth volume in North America on Tuesday. Crunchyroll is posting new chapters as Kodansha publishes them in Japan.
The manga ranked as a top manga series on the Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics of 2014 list and in the 2014 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook. It received a nomination for the 18th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize "Reader Award" last year.