Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm Game Gets Manga Adaptation
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The December issue of Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine published the first chapter of the manga adaptation of sprite/fairys Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm game on Monday. Hideyu Tōgarashi is drawing the art, while sprite is credited with the story.
The game's story is set on an archipelago of four islands far south of Japan or even the South Seas. It is all but a different world from modern Japan. From the discovery of anti-gravitons came the dream invention of anti-graviton shoes ("grash") that let people fly the skies. They introduce people to a new realm by enabling flight with just one's own body strength, without feathers or engines. This led to the rise of the sport of "Flying Circus" (dogfight race).
The protagonist who once hoped for a future in this sport suffered a setback due to an overwhelming defeat, and withdrew from the sport for this and some other reason. However, he met the transfer student Haruka Kurashina, and in teaching her to fly the skies, the old passion returned. He takes part in the Flying Circus again.
The game shipped for Windows PCs in November 2014, and it is getting a PlayStation Vita port on February 25, 2016. The game will get a television anime adaptation in winter 2016. The anime's official website unveiled the cast and character visuals on Tuesday.