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Real Account Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sruvival series about social networking service launched in 2014

This year's seventh issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Shizumu Watanabe and Okushō's Real Account manga is inspiring a live-action film adaptation.

The magazine had teased last month that the seventh issue would have an "important announcement" for the manga.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English, and it released the manga's eighth volume last October. The company describes the manga:

Like many of his peers, Ataru Kashiwagi has found himself addicted to the newest social networking service, Real Account. But one day, Ataru and almost 10,000 other people, get sucked into the Real Account Zone, where they have become players in a series of deadly games. The basic rules of these games are simple—if you lose all your followers, you die in real life, and if you die, all of your followers die with you. As these depraved games decimate the players around him, Ataru must use quick thinking and his knowledge of Real Account to win each round and return to the real world. But when true friendship determines whether he lives or dies, can Ataru really survive when the only people he can count on are his Internet friends?

Manga creator Watanabe (Kono Kanojo wa Fiction desu.) and writer Okushō launched Real Account in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in the February 2014 issue, but the series then switched to Weekly Shōnen Magazine in January 2015. Kodansha shipped the manga's 17th compiled book volume last November, and will ship the 18th volume on January 17. The manga has 2.6 million copies in print.

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