Elex Media Licenses Kakuriyo Monogatari, drop Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Both manga slated for March 15

Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo announced on Thursday that it has licensed Ryu Fujisaki's Kakuriyo Monogatari and Saori's drop manga. The company will release the first compiled book volume of Kakuriyo Monogatari and the one volume of drop on March 15.

Kakuriyo Monogatari is set in Kamitsuyomido, a town nestled deep in the mountains of the Tohoku region. The area is sacred ground, built by spirits as their home. In this town, the girl Ame, and her childhood friend Sarutahiko live. Both are keenly aware of the boundary between "Arawayo," the world of man, and "Kakuriyo," the hidden world of spirits. Now Ame and Sarutahiko are charged with new tasks: to bring a peaceful end to the restless souls of the dead.

Fujisaki published the manga as a one-shot in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in 2012, before launching it as a full-fledged series in Young Jump in July 2013. Fujisaki ended the series in December 2014. Shueisha published eight compiled book volumes for the series.

Fujisaki's Hoshin Engi manga spawned a television anime adaptation in 1999. He also drew a manga adaptation of Fuyumi Ono's Shiki novels. The novels received a separate television anime adaptation.

drop collects three one-shot manga that Saori published in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine between January to April 2014.

The title story centers on Shizuku, a first-year high school student who is looking for love, but is way too clumsy, constantly causing all sorts of trouble for people around her. One day, as she is crossing a bridge, she runs into a boy from her school named Yumihiko, and through a series of unfortunate events, causes both of them to fall from the bridge into the water. To apologize, Shizuku offers to do anything that Yumihiko wants.

The volume also contains the "Uwaki no Kizuato" (Scar of an Affair) and "Oroka na Toomawari" (A Foolish Detour) one-shot manga.

Shueisha published the book in June 2014.

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