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Dimension W Manga by Darker Than Black/King of Thorn's Iwahara Gets Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Funimation is part of committee for near-future sci-fi action anime

North American anime distributor Funimation announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that an anime is adapting the Dimension W manga by Darker than Black character designer and King of Thorn manga creator Yuji Iwahara. Funimation said that it is "part of the committee of the anime" and screened a preview video.

In the story, humanity harnessed a new inexhaustible energy from inventions called "Coils" in 2051. In 2072, a skilled recovery specialist named Kyōma Mabuchi encounters a mysterious, beautiful woman right in the middle of a certain job. It is a fateful encounter that opens the door to the new dimension "W."

Iwahara launched the "near-future science fiction action" manga series in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in 2011, and Square Enix is publishing the eighth compiled book volume in July.

Iwahara is best known for creating the original character designs for the Darker than Black television anime series and its Ryūsei no Gemini follow-up. Iwahara also drew the art for the Darker than Black: Shikkoku no Hana manga and created the King of Thorn manga that inspired the anime film of the same name in 2010.

Tokyopop published the King of Thorn manga in North America, while Funimation released the Darker than Black anime. Yen Press published Iwahara's Cat Paradise manga, and CMX Manga published Chikyu Misaki.

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