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Ajin Manga's 10th Volume to Bundle Anime DVD in April

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime shipping on April 7 to focus on Satō's past

The wraparound jacket band on the ninth volume of Gamon Sakurai's Ajin - Demi-Human manga revealed on Friday that the manga's 10th volume will have a limited edition that will bundle an original anime DVD (OAD). The 10th volume is slated for April 7. The deadline to pre-order the limited edition is February 7.

Polygon Pictures will again produce the anime. Hiroyuki Seshita will again serve as chief director, and Hiroaki Ando will again direct the anime. Hiroshi Seko will return to write the script. The anime will star Houchu Ohtsuka (who played Satō in the other Ajin anime adaptations) and Kenta Miyake (My Hero Academia's All Might). The anime will focus on Satō's past.

The limited edition of the 10th volume will retail for 3,600 yen (about US$35).

The ninth volume also had a limited edition that bundled an OAD. The eighth volume's limited edition previously also bundled an original anime DVD on May 6.

The first season of the Ajin television anime series premiered on January 15 and ran for 13 episodes. Netflix streamed new episodes in Japan three days after they premiered on Japanese television, and it began streaming the entire first season outside of Japan on April 12. The second season of the television anime will premiere on MBS and TBS on Friday.

Sakurai's manga also inspired an anime film trilogy. The first film, titled Ajin: Shōdō, opened in Japan last November. The second film, titled Ajin: Shōtotsu, opened on May 6. The third film, Ajin: Shōgeki, opened on September 23.

In the manga's story, an immortal first appeared on an African battlefield 17 years ago. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student named Kei Nagai is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind. Vertical Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it published the manga's sixth compiled volume on August 25.

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