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Star Ocean anamnesis Smartphone Game Inspires Web Manga

posted on 2018-09-08 05:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Devil is a Part-Timer!'s Satoshi Wagahara writes new manga based on game's "Episode 2" story

The official Twitter account for Square Enix's Star Ocean anamnesis smartphone game revealed on Friday that the game's new scenario "Episode 2: Twin Eclipse" is inspiring a manga adaptation that will serialize on the game's official website. Light novelist Satoshi Wagahara (The Devil is a Part-Timer!) is credited with the manga's original work and Yukihiro Kajimoto is drawing the manga. The manga will launch on Monday.

The second chapter of the "Episode 2: Twin Eclipse" scenario debuted in the Japanese version of the game on September 3. The first chapter launched on July 19.

Square Enix launched the game in Japan in December 2016. The action battle game allows players to control characters from other installments in the Star Ocean franchise. The game is is the first in the franchise to offer a four-player multi-player option.

The game debuted in English in July.

tri-Ace and Enix released the first Star Ocean game for the Super Famicom in 1996. The latest game in the franchise, Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, shipped in Japan in March 2016 for the Playstation 4 and for the PlayStation 3 in April 2016. Square Enix released the game in the U.S. for the PS4 only in June 2016.

The video game series inspired Mayumi Azuma's Star Ocean: The Second Story manga in 1998 and its 2001 television anime Star Ocean EX. Geneon released the anime in North America, and Discotek announced in March it had relicensed the anime. Aoi Mizuki's Star Ocean: Blue Sphere manga launched in 2002, and Akira Kanda debuted the Star Ocean: Till the End of Time manga in 2003.

Source: Star Ocean anamnesis game's Twitter account


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