Re:Creators Anime Gets Spinoff Manga in Monthly Shōnen Sunday
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 19th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine announced on Wednesday that the Re:Creators original television anime project will get a spinoff in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday manga magazine.
Daiki Kase (Man-ken.) launched a manga adaptation in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X magazine in its March issue on February 18. Unlike the upcoming manga in Monthly Shōnen Sunday, Kase's manga directly adapts the original anime. The original text of Hiroe's original story for the anime will serialize on Shogakukan's Sunday Webry website under the title Re:Creators Naked beginning on Sunday.
The anime will have a total of 22 main episodes, and three special programs. The first special program, titled "Enter the World of Re:Creators," aired on April 1. The anime itself premiered on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, and Gunma TV at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. The series will also air on ABC Asahi Broadcasting, TV Aichi, and AT-X. The series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and Amazon's Anime Strike in the United States. The first episode premiered on Amazon Prime Video and Anime Strike on Friday.
The show's site describes the story:
Humans have created many stories. Joy, sadness, anger, deep emotion. Stories shake our emotions, and fascinate us. However, these are only the thoughts of bystanders. But what if the characters in the story have "intentions"? To them, are we god-like existences for bringing their story into the world? Our world is changed. Mete out punishment upon the realm of the gods. In Re:Creators, everyone becomes a Creator.
Black Lagoon manga creator Rei Hiroe is credited with providing the original concept and original character designs for the anime. Ei Aoki (Aldnoah.Zero, Fate/Zero) is directing the anime at his studio Troyca. Aoki and Hiroe are working together on series composition. Makoto Katō (Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation director) is serving as assistant director, and Ryuichi Makino (Girls Bravo, Wandering Son) is adapting Hiroe's character designs for animation. Makino is also the chief animation director alongside Jun Nakai (GATE, Mardock Scramble film trilogy). I-IV (Aldnoah.Zero) is the mechanical designer. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist) is composing the music.