Seven Seas Licenses Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Manga

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Manga by Yōhei Yasumura is 2nd manga adaptation of light novels, ships on November 7 in omnibus volume

Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Yōhei Yasumura's manga adaptation of Tōki Yanagimi's AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" light novel series. The company will release the entire manga in a single omnibus edition release on November 7 for US$19.99.

Seven Seas describes the manga:

In order to battle witches who threaten to destroy their world, the Anti-Magic Academy trains special soldiers to be Inquisitors–but not every student is successful, as is evidenced by the ragtag 35th Test Platoon. Takeru Kusanagi, a soldier who relies on his sword rather than guns or magic, is captain of the struggling platoon. When the elite shooter Ouka Ohtori is demoted into the 35th Test Platoon for excessive violence, they're all in for a rocky mission…and an explosive future.

The manga launched in Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine in December 2014, and ended in December 2015. Kadokawa published two compiled book volumes for the manga.

Yasumura's manga is the second manga adaptation of the light novel series. Sutarō Hanao previously adapted the story into a three-volume manga series that ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine from 2012 to May 2014.

Yanagimi launched the light novel series with illustrations by Kippu (No-Rin) in 2012, and ended it with the 13th volume last July. The light novel series also has two "Another Mission" short story collection books released in November 2015 and last August. The light novels inspired a television anime adaptation by SILVER LINK., which premiered in October 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

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