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Zaregoto OVA Will Have 8 Volumes Covering 1st Novel

posted on by Karen Ressler
SHAFT animates OVA of NisiOisin's novel series

The official website for the Zaregoto OVA project based on NisiOisin's novel series on Saturday announced that there are eight planned DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes, all titled Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregoto Tsukai (Decapitation Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Prankster) after the first Zaregoto novel. The website also revealed a key visual.

The first DVD and Blu-ray Disc volume is slated for October 26. Subsequent volumes are on the following schedule:

  • Volume 2: November 30
  • Volume 3: December 28
  • Volume 4: January 25, 2017
  • Volume 5: February 22, 2017
  • Volume 6: March 29, 2017
  • Volume 7: April 26, 2017
  • Volume 8: May 24, 2017

Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes will retail for 3,600 yen (about US$36).

SHAFT will animate the OVA.

NisiOisin wrote nine volumes for the novel 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, and 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.

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.

Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen, which opened in Japan on Friday, is the second of a planned trilogy of films adapting NisiOisin's Kizumonogatari novel. The third film will open in Japan on January 6.

Source: Moca News

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