Kabukibu! Light Novel Series Gets Manga (Updated)

posted on by Alex Mateo
Anime adaptation of Yuuri Eda's light novels premieres in April

Next year's February issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Saturday that Chizu Kamikō (Bannō Kanteishi Q no Jikenbo, Shikabane Shōjo to Kakanai Gaka) is launching a manga adaptation of Yuuri Eda's Kabukibu! light novel series in the March issue, which ships on February 3. Kamikō is illustrating Eda's story using CLAMP's character designs, and the upcoming anime adaptation's promotion committee is collaborating on the manga.

Kamikō and Keisuke Matsuoka's Bannō Kanteishi Q no Jikenbo manga will end in the magazine's March issue.

Kabukibu! revolves around Kurogo Kurusu, a high school student who loves kabuki so much that it's annoying. Kurogo yearns to perform kabuki as part of a club at his school, but currently his school doesn't have a kabuki club. So Kurogo sets out to create a kabuki club, and his first order of business is to gather members. Kadokawa published the novel's fifth volume on November 25.

The Kabukibu! anime adaptation will premiere in April on the TBS and BS-TBS channels. Kazuhiro Yoneda (Yona of the Dawn, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara.) is directing the anime at Studio Deen. Yoshiko Nakamura (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga) is in charge of the series scripts, and Majiro (Barakamon, Macross Delta, Ongaku Shōjo) is adapting CLAMP's designs for animation.

Eda previously wrote the original story for artist Yamimaru Enjin's one-volume I Can't Even Breathe Without You manga, which Aurora Publishing, Inc. published in English in 2010.

Update: Added manga preview image. Source: MoCa News

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