Blood Alone Manga Gets Short Story at Winter Comiket

posted on by Karen Ressler
Creator Takano plans short story, posts cover image

Manga creator Masayuki Takano announced on his official Twitter account that he plans to release a short story for his Blood Alone manga at Comic Market 91 this December 29-31. The cover for the short story is pictured below.

The manga revolves around Misaki, a young girl who has been turned into a vampire, and Kuroe, a male author who writes about vampires. Through a fateful meeting, they now live together. Misaki has sweet feelings of love for Kuroe, despite their separation in age. Although their everyday life is usually uneventful and happy, other vampires and creatures lurking in the darkness might have a hand in causing rifts in their normalcy.

Blood Alone began originally as a dojinshi by Takano. It began serializing in ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh in 2004, and moved to Evening in 2010. However, the manga was cancelled in 2014 and Takano promised would release the dojinshi, since the manga was in its final arc. He published the eleventh volume (pictured right) and a one-shot for Comic Market 87 in 2014, and announced last December that he wanted to release the 12th volume in 2016.

The manga has been adapted into drama CDs at least four times, with the cast including Mai Nakahara as Misaki and Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kuroe.

The manga was licensed in North America by Infinity Studios, and Seven Seas began publishing the manga once again after obtaining the license in 2010. Seven Seas released the sixth compiled volume of the manga in 2012, but confirmed that it no longer has the rights to the series due to the change in publishers.

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