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The Island of Giant Insects Survival Horror Manga Gets Anime DVD (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
School trip goes wrong in June 20 anime by Passione, Spice & Wolf helmer Takeo Takahashi

A website opened on Thursday to announce that an anime adaptation of RED ICE and Yasutaka Fujimi's The Island of Giant Insects (Kyochū Rettō, or literally, The Islands of Giant Insects) manga has been green-lit. The anime will ship on DVD in a limited-edition bundle with the manga's sixth compiled book volume on June 20. The website posted a teaser promotional video and teaser visual:

The survival horror story begins when Mutsumi Oribe and her classmates are flying for a school field trip, and their plane crashes. They drift onto an island dominated by giant insects. The tagline for the anime is, "On that island … humans are merely insect fodder."

Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Aki Sora) is serving as chief director of the anime at Passione, and Shigeru Morita (Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova) wrote the script. Takayuki Noguchi (Queen's Blade: Rebellion) is designing the characters.

RED ICE and Yasutaka Fujimi launched the manga on Akita Shoten's Champion Cross website in 2014 before moving it to Akita Shoten's free manga website Manga Cross.

Update: While the artist group RED ICE has been drawing the manga up until this point, the manga is now listed on the Manga Cross website with artist Shu Hirose (artist for El Cazador de la Bruja, Sōkō Akki Muramasa: Minagoroshi manga). In the manga's latest chapter on December 27, an author's note explained that RED ICE are going on a break due to their poor health.

Sources: The Island of Giant Insects anime's official website, MoCa News, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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