Darwin's Game Manga Gets Novel

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Novel to tell past of manga's characters

The December issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Monday that FLIPFLOPs' Darwin's Game manga is getting a novel project. The novel will center on the past of the characters in the manga. FLIPFLOPs is supervising the project.

The manga centers on Kaname Sudō, a high school boy who is drawn to a mysterious game app titled "Darwin's Game." He becomes involved in a social game where the stakes are life or death.

FLIPFLOPs launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Champion in December 2012, and Akita Shoten published the manga's 15th compiled book volume on August 8. The series has more than 2 million copies in print.

The manga is also inspiring a television anime adaptation.

FLIPFLOPs launched the Nekogami Yaoyorozu comedy manga in Akita Shoten's Champion RED Ichigo magazine in 2007 and ended it in 2012. Akita Shoten published six volumes for the series. The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime in 2011, which Crunchyroll streamed with the title Cat God. NIS America released the anime on home video in 2013 under the title The Everyday Tales of a Cat God.

Source: Bessatsu Shōnen Champion December issue

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