NisiOisin's Himeiden, Shōjo Fujūbun Novels Get Manga Adaptations
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The December issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd magazine revealed on November 6 that Osamu Mitsutani is launching a manga adaptation of writer NisiOisin's (Monogatari series, Medaka Box) Himeiden novel in the magazine's next issue on December 4. Mitsutani is currently hiring a regular assistant to help with the manga. Mitsutani won first prize at the Chiba Tetsuya Awards last year.
Himeiden is the first novel in NisiOisin's Densetsu (Legend) series of novels. Kodansha published the Himeiden novel in 2012, and will publish the seventh novel in the series, Hibōden, on November 26.
This year's 50th issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine also revealed on Monday that Mitsuru Hattori (Sankarea: Undying Love) will launch a manga adaptation of NisiOisin's Shōjo Fujūbun novel in the magazine's first 2016 issue on November 30.
Kodansha published the original Shōjo Fujūbun novel in 2011.
Hattori launched his Sankarea: Undying Love manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, and ended it in September 2014. North American manga publisher Kodansha Comics published all 11 volumes in North America. The manga inspired a television anime in 2012, and Funimation released the anime in North America.