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Prince of Stride Galaxy Rush Manga Launches in November

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga, upcoming anime focus on different schools

Next year's January issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Maoh magazine will publish the first chapter of Prince of Stride: Galaxy Rush, a manga side story to the Prince of Stride illustrated novel series, on November 27. While the game adaptation and upcoming anime adaptation take place at Hōnan Academy, the manga will center on the rival school, Nishihoshi Academy.

Teruko Arai is drawing the series. As with the anime, Shuji Sogabe [FiFS] is credited with the original design works for the series and Kanako Nono [FiFS] is credited with the original character design.

The franchise includes a "visual novel series" (light novels with many illustrations) by various authors, PlayStation Vita game, and a drama CD. Kadokawa publishes the visual novel series in Dengeki Girl's Style magazine, and released the fourth visual novel in the series on August 21. Dengeki Girl's Style also publishes a four-panel manga series titled Prince of Stride Supplement by Shichi.

The upcoming anime adaptation, Prince of Stride: Alternative, is slated for January 2016. Atsuko Ishizuka (Hanayamata, No Game, No Life, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) is directing the series at Madhouse.

The series revolves around "Stride," an extreme sport that involves six people on one team who run relay races through towns. Hōnan Academy and other schools compete to win eastern Japan's top Stride competition, "End of Summer."

The story takes place at a closed-down "Stride" club at Hōnan Academy. First-year high school students Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai attempt to restart the club, but they must recruit six members for the team. They ask Riku Yagami to join, but he turns them down by saying that Stride is the one thing he doesn't want to do. However, Takeru and Nana drag Riku into the clubroom to try to convince him.

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