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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novels about Fukuoka underworld launched in 2014

Media Works Bunko announced on Monday that author Chiaki Kisaki and illustrator Hako Ichiiro's Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (Hakata Pork Bones Ramens) light novel series is getting a television anime adaptation.

The story of the novels takes place in Fukuoka. At first glance, the city seems like a peaceful one, but under the surface, crime is running rampant. The city's Hakata ward is home to the professionals of the underworld: professional killers, detectives, informants, professional revenge seekers, those skilled in torture, and more. And according to urban legend, even a "killer of professional killers" exists in the city. When stories of the men in the underworld are told, a "professional killer murder" appears.

The novel series won the first prize for the 20th Dengeki Novel Awards. Kisaki and Ichiiro launched the novel series in 2014, and Kadokawa will publish the seventh novel on July 25. The novel series also has a collaboration novel with Ryohgo Narita's Durarara!! novel series.

Kisara Akino launched a manga adaptation in Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine in July 2016, and Square Enix will publish the manga's second and final compiled volume on July 25.

The anime is part of Dengeki's 25th anniversary celebrations this year.

[Via Anime Voice]

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