1st K: Seven Stories Anime Film Inspires Manga

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R:B ~Blaze~ film based on novel opened in Japan on July 7

The August issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge revealed on Tuesday that R:B ~Blaze~, the first film in GoRA and GoHands' six-part K: Seven Stories theatrical anime project, is getting a manga adaptation titled Aiseki. GoRA is credited with the original work, and Yasuyuki Torikai is drawing the manga. Kodansha will publish the manga in the magazine's September issue. The August issue did not specify if the manga will be a one-shot or a serialization.

R:B ~Blaze~ opened in theaters in Japan on July 7.

The schedule for the rest of the films includes:

  • SIDE:BLUE ~Tenrō no Gotoku opens on August 4
  • SIDE:GREEN ~Uwagaki Sekai~ opens on September 1
  • Lost Small World ~Ori no Mukō ni (To the Other Side of the Cage) opens on October 6
  • Memory of Red ~BURN~ opens on November 3
  • Circle Vision ~Nameless Song~ opens on December 1

A The Idol K anime short is also screening alongside each episode.

Viz Media licensed the six-part film project. Viz's license for the K franchise also includes digital streaming, EST, home video, and merchandising rights for both anime television series and the K: Missing Kings film.

Shingo Suzuki is returning as director and character designer at the studio GoHands the anime. GoRA and GoHands are once again credited for the original story. GoRA is also credited with writing and oveerseeing the series scripts. Mikio Endo is again composing the music. Music group angela are performing all six ending theme songs — one for each of the six parts. The group are also performing the opening theme song "SURVIVE!" for all six parts. Each of the ending theme songs is named after each part's subtitle.

K: Memory of Red is a title of a manga in the franchise, and K SIDE:BLUE, K:SIDE:GREEN, and K: R:B are titles of novels in the franchise. K: Lost Small World is both a novel and a manga. Idol K is a parody book that reimagines if the characters in the franchise were all idols. The sixth episode will tell a new story.

Source: Shonen Magazine Edge August issue

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