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Netflix's Original A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Anime Gets Manga This Winter

posted on 2017-08-25 11:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Sayonara Giulietta's Hiroaki Michiaki draws series adapting 2018 anime

This October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Saturday that Netflix's original A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- anime series is inspiring a manga adaptation that will debut in the magazine this winter. Hiroaki Michiaki (Sayonara Giulietta) is drawing the manga.

Netflix announced the anime earlier this month and began streaming a promotional video for the series. The anime will premiere simultaneously worldwide in spring 2018.

Netflix describes the story:

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yuya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?

Kazuya Murata (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing the science-fiction anime at the studio BONES (My Hero Academia, Eureka Seven). The series will run for 12 episodes.


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