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Sagrada Reset Teen Fantasy Novels' New Manga Launches Before Anime

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Tatsu Nohana draws, original author Yutaka Kōno supervises, pens script for manga adapting 1st novel

Kadokawa confirmed last week that a new manga adaptation of Yutaka Kōno's Sagrada Reset teen science-fiction/fantasy light novel series has been green-lit. Tatsu Nohana is drawing the manga, while Kōno himself is supervising the manga and writing the script. The manga's "chapter 0" is already available, with the first chapter available on Friday. Thereafter, the manga will publish chapters monthly.

The manga retells the story of the first novel in the series, "Neko to Yūrei to Nichyōbi no Kakumei" ("CAT, GHOST and REVOLUTION SUNDAY").

Nohana will also draw a four-panel comedy manga based on the novels titled Sagrada Reset Petit, which will appear in the official website of the live-action films.

At the announcement of the novels' anime and live-action film projects in September, Kadokawa had announced that the novels will get a new manga.

Masahiko Yoshihara previously launched a manga adaptation of the novels' first volume in Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine in 2010. Kadokawa published two compiled book volumes for the manga.

The anime's website describes the story:

Sagrada, a town where almost half the population possess special powers. The town's administration bureau provides oversight on those with powers, and its inhabitants mostly live in peace. These powers were brought by gentle and heartfelt wishes such as "being able to make the tears from the person in front of me disappear," or "to be heard by someone."

Kei Asai has an eidetic memory, allowing him to perfectly remember anything he sees and hears, while Misora Haruki can turn back or "reset" time for a maximum of three days. While Misora forgets her memories of the future when she performs a "reset," Kei does not. Using their powers together, they are capable of changing the past to affect the present.

But there is one part of their past that they cannot escape. Two years ago, due to a reset by Misora, their classmate Sumire Souma died. Now, as members of their school's "Service Club," Kei and Misora spend their days accomplishing various requests from their schoolmates while searching for any possible way they can bring back Sumire Souma. One day, they find a request waiting for them: "I'd like you to bring my dead cat back to life."

To erase the sadness in their past, Kei and Misora run through time, and change the world.

Kōno published the first novel in the series in 2009, and the seventh and final volume in 2012. You Shiina illustrated the series. Kōno also published six short stories, four of which are included in the fourth novel volume, and two of which appeared on the official website of The Sneaker magazine. The books are getting a television anime by David Production that will premiere in April, as well as two live-action films starring Yuina Kuroshima and Shūhei Nomura. The films will open in Japan on March 25 and May 13.

Source: Comic Natalie


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