CLAMP's HiGH&LOW Manga Volume Bundles Original 5-Minute Anime

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Volume shipping on Tuesday also bundles Flash anime of manga

The official website for CLAMP's HiGH&LOW g-sword manga revealed on September 16 that the DVD bundled with a limited edition of the manga's compiled book volume will include an original five-minute anime titled "SWORD+MIGHTY-hen," in addition to including the other Flash anime inspired by the manga. The volume ships in Japan on Tuesday.

The Flash anime aired for five days in March during NTV's Sukkiri!! morning program.

The manga adapts the HiGH&LOW live-action entertainment project. The franchise, launched by Japanese supergroup Exile Tribe, began as a 10-episode drama series titled HiGH&LOW: The Story of S.W.O.R.D. that premiered on television and Hulu in Japan in October 2015. A second drama series titled HiGH&LOW Season 2 ran from April to June 2016.

In the story, a legendary powerful team called Mugen once dominated a town. The group faced resistance from the formidable Amamiya Brothers, the only ones willing and powerful enough to not give in. In the end, Mugen suddenly disbanded and the Amamiya Brothers disappeared without a trace. Afterward, a group of five gangs — Sannoh Hoodlum Squad, White Rascals, Oya High School, Rude Boys, and Daruma Ikka — take over, calling themselves "G-SWORD" and naming the area "SWORD" after their gang names.

CLAMP launched the manga in the magazine's 16th issue on March 29, and ended it on August 9.

The Road to HiGH&LOW film premiered in theaters in May 2016. A second film titled HiGH&LOW The Movie premiered in theaters in July 2016, followed by the HiGH&LOW The Red Rain film, which opened in Japan in October 2016. A series of live performances titled HiGH&LOW The Live ran from July through October 2016 across Japan.

HiGH&LOW The Movie 2: End of Sky opened in theaters on August 19. The franchise's "final chapter" film, titled HiGH&LOW The Movie 3: Final Mission, will open in Japan on November 11.

Manga artist Masami Hosokawa launched a manga adaptation of the original drama series in Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine in October 2015. Akita Shoten published the manga's third compiled volume in October 2016.

CLAMP is a four-member manga artist team who have created manga series such as Cardcaptor Sakura and Tsubasa, RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE. The group recently drew the character designs for the Kabukibu! anime series, which premiered in April.

Source: Comic Natalie

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