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'your name.,' The Sacred Blacksmith, Blade Dance of the Elementalers Manga End

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive published final chapters this week

Ranmaru Kotone's your name., Kōtarō Yamada's The Sacred Blacksmith, and Issei Hyoujyu's Blade Dance of the Elementalers manga ended in the March issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine on Friday.

Kotone launched the your name. manga in Monthly Comic Alive in May, and the first volume shipped on August 23, three days before Makoto Shinkai's your name. film opened in Japan. Kadokawa shipped the second volume in December.

Yen Press announced in October that it will publish Shinkai's original novel, the manga adaptation, and Arata Kanō's your name. Another Side:Earthbound spinoff novel.

The film held its world premiere on July 3 in Los Angeles during Anime Expo, and it is slated to open in 85 countries and regions. The film is the highest-earning anime film of all time worldwide, and the second highest-earning within Japan after Spirited Away.

The Sacred Blacksmith artist Yamada announced in August that the manga had two chapters left, though there have been three chapters since the announcement.

Seven Seas is releasing the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Like her father and grandfather before her, Cecily Campbell has entered the knighthood and joined the ranks of the Knight Guards of Houseman. Eager to do her heritage proud and defend her city, Cecily rushes to the marketplace to stop a madman from terrorizing the populace. She quickly realizes, however, that she is hopelessly outmatched and ill-prepared for an actual fight. A lone figure named Luke Ainsworth swoops to the rescue, a swordsman and blacksmith of much renown, who will repair the broken sword Cecily has inherited from her father and take her down a road of perilous adventure beyond her wildest dreams.

Yamada began the manga adaptation of Isao Miura's light novels in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine in 2009, and Kadokawa shipped the ninth volume in February 2015. The tenth volume is slated for February 23. Seven Seas shipped the ninth volume last November.

Miura began the original light novel series in 2007, and ended the series in 2013 with a total of 16 volumes. Miura's light novel series also inspired a 2009 television anime series, and Funimation released the anime in North America.

Issei Hyoujyu has been drawing the manga adaptation of Yū Shimizu's Bladedance of Elementalers (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance) light novel series in Monthly Comic Alive since 2012. Kadokawa released the fifth compiled volume in February. Digital Manga Publishing licensed the manga in English.

Shimizu launched the "elemental fantasy" series in 2010. Hanpen Sakura initially provided the novel illustrations, but Hyoujyu took over in 2015 due to Sakura's poor health. The series inspired an anime adaptation in 2014.

In the story, only a pure girl may enter into a spirit contract. At Areishia Spirit Academy, the daughters of nobility are assembled to take elite classes and become spirit elementalists. At the beginning of the story, a boy named Kamito happened to be peeping on a student named Claire while she was taking a bath, and he unexpectedly has to make a contract with a spirit instead of Claire.

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