Kizudarake no Akuma Manga About Bullying Gets Live-Action Project
posted on by Egan Loo
The wraparound jacket band on Volvox Sumikawa's first Kizudarake no Akuma (Demon Covered in Scars) manga volume announced on Saturday that a live-action project is launching. The jacket band also features the series' tagline, "Do you think the bullying can be stopped…?"
In the story, Mai Kasai was part of a group of girls that brutally bullied fellow classmate Shino during middle school. Though she never directly bullied Shino, she watched her friends do the torture that forced Shino to transfer schools. Due to her father's work transfer, Mai transfers from her high school in Tokyo to a school in the countryside.
Although Mai thinks she can have a fairly easy school life by manipulating the classroom hierarchy, her days are ruined when she finds out Shino is her new classmate. Now with a passion for revenge, Shino and Mai switch places, with the former becoming the mastermind, and the latter becoming the victim in bullying hell.
Sumikawa launched the manga on NHN Play Art's free online manga service Comico on May 30, 2014, and the series ranked third among the manga titles on site. The top two manga series — ReLIFE and Momokuri — are inspiring anime projects.