Elex Media Licenses Mozaik Role, To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Indonesian publisher Elex Media announced on Thursday that it has licensed akka's Mozaik Role, Maybe's Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e (To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts), and Hozumi's Boku no Giovanni (My Giovanni) manga.
Mozaik Role centers on Megumi Nakashiro, a member of her school's occult club despite not really believing in the supernatural. Her doubts about the occult give way to worry when her boyfriend Kubohara suddenly disappears, and a new transfer student named Megumi Kokusenya joins her class. This other Megumi looks exactly like her. Now, in a disjointed world of sudden disappearances and dopplegangers, Megumi Nakashiro feels threatened.
The manga is based on DECO*27's Vocaloid song of the same name, using the GUMI Vocaloid character (with vocal samples provided by Megumi Nakajima). DECO*27 uploaded the song in NicoNico in July 2010.
Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e is set in a world that has recently seen the end of a civil war between North and South, giving way to a period of reconstruction and expansion of national frontiers. To win the war, the North used Incarnates, soldiers who voluntarily gave up their humanity to become beasts. Nancy is the daughter of one such Incarnate. She laments her father's death, and vows to find her father's commanding officer Hank to avenge her father's death. After she finds but fails to kill Hank, she begins traveling with him to understand him better, and understand the new world of reconstruction that has no more use for beasts.
Manga creator duo Maybe launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in June 2014, and Kodansha published the manga's seventh volume in Japan on March 9.
The duo's completed Dusk Maiden of Amnesia manga inspired a television anime in 2012. Maybe have also been serializing the Tales of Wedding Rings (Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari) manga in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine since March 2014.
Boku no Giovanni centers on Tetsuo, a young cellist inspired to take up the instrument after seeing a performance by virtuoso Giovanni Bazonni. He lives with his older brother Tetsuro, who also played the cello but gave it up. Tetsuo knows that living on an isolated island in Japan limits the future of his career, but he enjoys playing for fun. One day, a boy named Ikumi washes up on the island from the sea, claiming to survive an accident only by following the sound of a cello playing. Ikumi is convinced that Tetsuo is the one who was playing the cello.
Hozumi launched the manga in Shogakukan's Flowers magazine in June 2016. Shogakukan published the manga's third compiled book volume on May 10.
Elex Media has published both volumes of Hozumi's Sayonara Sorcier (bon au revoir, Sorcier) manga about the van Gogh brothers. The company also published all three volumes of Hozumi's Inn of Lost Things (Usemono Yado) manga, as well as The Wedding Eve (Shiki no Zenjitsu) manga.
Source: Elex Media's official Facebook page