NisiOisin's Zaregoto Novels Launch Anime Project
posted on by Egan Loo
NisiOisin wrote nine volumes for the series from 2002 to 2005, and also published seven novels in the Ningen spinoff novel series from 2004 to 2010. Take illustrated both novel series. Del Rey manga released the first and second volume of Zaregoto in North America in 2008 and 2010, respectively. It describes the story:
It's the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder.
On Wet Crow's Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she's lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn't been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.
One of the Zaregoto novel series' characters, Jun Aikawa, is now starring in NisiOisin's new Saikyō novel series which launched in April 2015. Jun Aikawa is the world's strongest private contractor, with no enemies left to defeat, or no contracts left to fulfill. However, she falls in love for the first time. Kodansha will release the second book in the series, Jinrui Saikyō no Junai (The Strongest Pure Love in All Humankind), on Saturday. Take returns to draw this novel series' illustrations.
Several of NisiOisin's other projects, such as the Monogatari series, Katanagatari, and Medaka Box, also inspired anime. His Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku novel inspired a live-action television series last year.
Update: Corrected pronoun usage for Jun Aikawa. Thanks Double Mangekyo and PBE.NiteRAId!
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