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Shakugan no Shana Artist Ayato Sasakura Launches Manga Based on Classic Junichirō Tanizaki Story

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Manga about sadistic shamisen player launches on November 30

The December issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic magazine revealed on Monday that manga creator Ayato Sasakura will launch a new manga titled Hōkiibekakon in the magazine's next issue on November 30. Kentarō Ogino, the manga's editor, noted that the manga will also be serialized on Twitter.

The manga is based on Junichirō Tanizaki's 1933 novella Shunkinshō (Story of Shunkin), which also inspired an opera in 1975 and a live-action film in 1976. The plot centers on a blind shamisen player with a sadistic streak.

Sasakura previously drew the manga adaptation of Yashichiro Takahashi's Shakugan no Shana novels. Viz Media released the first six out of 10 volumes of the manga.

Sasakura also drew the Accel World / Dural: Magisa Garden manga based on Reki Kawahara's Accel World light novel series. The manga launched in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh in January 2012 as a spinoff of the novels. It ended on June 27. Kadokawa published the manga's eighth and final compiled book volume on August 26.


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