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Yuki Kure Draws La Corda d'Oro Collaboration 1-Shot

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New 1-shot brings together characters of 1st, 3rd games

The January 2019 issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine revealed on Saturday that Yuki Kure will publish a one-shot manga for the La Corda d'Oro (Kin-iro no Corda) franchise titled "Kiniro no Corda Tokubetsu-hen" (La Corda d'Oro Special Part). The one-shot will bring the characters of the first La Corda d'Oro game and the La Corda D'Oro 3 game together on one island. The manga will appear in the magazine's March 2019 issue on January 24.

Kure created the manga adaptation of KOEI's first La Corda d'Oro dating simulation game, and she ended that manga in 2011. Viz Media published the 17-volume series in North America. Kure also drew Linden Hall no Aria -Kin-iro no Corda Series- (Linden Hall Aria: La Corda d'Oro Series), another manga that followed La Corda D'Oro 3's Kanade. She also drew the main La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky manga, which ran from 2013-2014 and adapted the La Corda D'Oro 3 game. Kure launched the La Corda d'Oro 4 manga in LaLa DX in February 2016, and ended it in August of the same year. Kure recently launched a new manga titled Kin-iro no Corda Daigakusei-hen (La Corda d'Oro College Arc) in LaLa DX in December 2017. Hakusensha shipped the manga's first volume (seen right) on September 5.

The latest major game in the series is La Corda d'Oro 4, which shipped in Japan in February 2016, and continued the story from the La Corda D'Oro 3 game. The Kin-iro no Corda 2ff (La Corda D'Oro 2 Fortissimo) PlayStation Vita remake of the original Kin-iro no Corda 2f (La Corda D'Oro 2 Forte) PlayStation Portable game shipped in December 2017. KOEI Tecmo Games also released PlayStation Vita ports of Kin-iro no Corda 3 Full Voice Special (La Corda D'Oro 3 Full Voice Special) and all three Kin-iro no Corda 3 Another Sky (La Corda D'Oro 3 Another Sky) games in Japan on September 20. A new game titled La Corda d'Oro Octave (Kin-iro no Corda Octave) will ship for the Switch, PS Vita, and PC on February 14. That game was originally announced as a smartphone game in 2016, with a planned 2017 release. Ruby Party then announced in May that the game was slated for consoles.

The franchise inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 2006, and a two-episode television special sequel, La Corda D'Oro ~secondo passo~, aired in spring of 2009. A third anime, La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky, premiered in 2014 and ran for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed all three anime and Sentai Filmworks released La Corda d'Oro and La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky in North America.

Source: LaLa January issue

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