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Chibi Vampire's Kagesaki Launches Manga Based on The Witch's House Prequel Novel

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original novel tells prequel to 2012 horror game

The June issue of Kadokawa's Dragon Age magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yuna Kagesaki is launching a new manga titled Majo no Ie - Ellen no Nikki (The Witch's House - The Diary of Ellen) in the magazine's next issue on June 9.

The manga is based on a novel of the same name that author and game creator Fummy released as a prequel to the creator's own Majo no Ie (The Witch's House) survival horror game. The original game casts players in the role of Viola, a girl who wakes up in the middle of a forest, where a path of roses leads her to the house of a witch named Ellen. She enters the house, and must find a way out again. The prequel novel centers on the story of how Ellen became a witch. The magazine teases that the story will be about "Ellen, the witch who longed to be loved, and Viola, the girl who was raised with love."

The original free game launched for PC in October 2012 and Kadokawa published the novel with illustrations by Oguchi in October 2013. The game's website links to an English translation for both the game and the novel.

Manga publisher Tokyopop licensed Kagesaki's Chibi Vampire and AiON manga in North America, and released all of Chibi Vampire and AiON's first three compiled volumes before shutting down its North American manga publishing division in May 2011. Viz began releasing Chibi Vampire on the Amazon Kindle store in 2014. Chibi Vampire inspired the Karin television anime in 2005.

Kagesaki launched the Sora x Lila ~Sora-iro no Lila to Okubyō na Boku~ (Sky x Lila ~The Sky-Colored Lila and the Cowardly Me~) in 2014, and Futabasha published the complete series in two compiled volumes. Kagesaki is also drawing the art for Kei Aramoto's Tachiagare! Orc-san manga, which launched last June on Twitter, and is also serialized in Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump and Home-sha's Garaku no Mori websites. Home-sha published the manga's second compiled book volume on April 19.

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