Manga Ent. Options Wayward Comic for Japanese Animated or Live-Action Show

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Comic series about teenagers and yokai is set in Japan

UK-based anime distributor Manga Entertainment announced on Monday that it has optioned writer Jim Zub and artist Steven Cummings' Wayward comic series for development as a Japanese animated or live-action series.

Zub and Cummings will act as creative consultants for the story treatment as well as the character and creature designs. Zub commented, "As Japanese art and animation continues to go global, co-producing Wayward at a Japanese studio with Manga taking the lead is a natural choice."

Image Comics launched the ongoing Wayward comic series in August 2014, and the Young Adult Library Services Association listed the first volume on its 2016 List of 'Great Graphic Novels for Teens.' Image Comics describes the story:

Rori Lane is trying to start a new life in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can she unlock the secrets of her power before it's too late?

Cummings is an American artist based in Japan, and his other works include Pantheon High, Deadshot and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. Zub's other works include the Samurai Jack, Glitterbomb, and Wonder Momo comics.

[Via Variety]

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