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Urban Fantasy Manga Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin Gets TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yōko Tamotsu's manga about government office for occult affairs launched in 2015

The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Comic Newtype manga website announced on Thursday that a television anime adaptation of Yōko Tamotsu's Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin manga has been green-lit. Tamotsu drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement.

The modern fantasy manga centers on Arata Miyako, a new government worker assigned to the Shinjuku Ward Office's "Nighttime Regional Relations" department. Each of Tokyo's 23 wards has one such department, which were established to solve paranormal and occult-related events. Arata can understand non-human speech that no one else understands, and he encounters a yōkai (supernatural entity) at Shinjuku Gyoen park that calls him Abe no Seimei — the name of a historical Japanese occultist and diviner.

Tamotsu launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Asuka magazine in May 2015, and it also runs on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype website. Kadokawa will publish the manga's eighth compiled book volume (seen right) on Saturday. The manga is also inspiring a novelization by Masumi Suzuki that the Kadokawa Horror Bunko label will publish on July 25.

Sources: Comic Newtype's official Twitter account Comic Natalie

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