Shōkoku no Altair Historical Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime by MAPPA
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Images from the official website of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Wednesday that MAPPA and Aniplex's "Project Altair" anime will be a television anime adaptation of Kotono Katō's historical fantasy manga Shōkoku no Altair manga. The anime will air next year.
The website that Aniplex opened for the project previously streamed an announcement video last week.
Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Getbackers, Rurouni Kenshin TV series and OVAs, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is directing the project at MAPPA (Kids on the Slope, Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World).
The manga's story centers on Mahmut, a young member of Türkiye Stratocracy's council who holds the political and military title of Pasha. The council's combination of warmongers and pacifists divide it. The threat of war and danger from the belligerent Empire put Türkiye's safety at risk. As the country's youngest military leader, Mahmut is determined to keep the peace. But with so much at stake, a long history of enemies and alliances draws the young man far into a political world he hopes to keep in check. The Pasha's journey is not easy, and war may prevail despite his efforts.
Katō launched the manga in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in 2007, and the 17th compiled book volume shipped in Japan in March. Kodansha will release the 18th volume on January 17. The series inspired the Shōkoku no! four-panel manga on Sirius' official website in 2012. The magazine serialized Shiina Soga's Shōkoku no Altair-san (Altair of the Tiny Nation) spinoff manga from 2012 to 2013, and Hirokazu Kobayashi and Chika Katō's Shōkoku no Altair Kaiden Tōkoku no Subaru spinoff series launched this past January. The first compiled book volume of Shōkoku no Altair Kaiden Tōkoku no Subaru will ship on January 17.