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M&C! Licenses The Ancient Magus' Bride, Kino's Journey, Fate/Grand Order Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st volume of Fate/Grand Order: Turas Réalta- ships on Wednesday

Indonesian publisher M&C! announced on Friday and Saturday that it has licensed Kore Yamazaki's The Ancient Magus' Bride (Mahō Tsukai no Yome), Iruka Shiomiya's Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World (Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World), and Takeshi Kawaguchi's Fate/Grand Order: Turas Réalta- manga. The first volume of Fate/Grand Order: Turas Réalta- will ship on Wednesday, February 6.

Seven Seas Entertainment publishes The Ancient Magus' Bride in North America, and it describes the story:

Chise Hatori has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same again.

The man is a "magus," a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice - and his bride!

Yamazaki launched the manga in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine in 2013 but the magazine ceased publication in September 2014. The manga then moved to the publisher's Monthly Comic Garden magazine. Mag Garden published the manga's 10th compiled book volume in Japan last September. The company also released two supplement books for the manga in July and August 2017.

Mag Garden published The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Golden Yarn in Japan in September 2017, and published The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Silver Yarn in October 2017. Both are novels containing short stories written by Yamazaki herself, as well as by other authors such as Yuichiro Higashide and Yoshinobu Akita.

The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered in Japan in October 2017. Aniplus-Asia aired a simulcast of the anime in Southeast Asia as it aired in Japan. The manga also inspired a prequel OVA series titled The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star. The OVA's three episodes debuted in August 2016, February 2017, and August 2017. Aniplus-Asia also aired the prequel OVA.

Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World adapts Keiichi Sigsawa's Kino's Journey novel series. The story follows the travels of Kino, a young adventurer who rides a talking motorcycle named Hermes. They explore the people and cultures of different places throughout their adventures, spending only three days at each location.

Shiomiya launched the manga in Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge magazine in April 2017. Kodansha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume last August.

Sigsawa began serializing Kino's Journey in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki HP in 2000, and Kadokawa shipped the 21st volume in October 2017. The novels inspired a 13-episode anime in 2003, and movies premiered in 2005 and 2007. A new anime titled Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World premiered in October 2017. Animax Asia aired a simulcast of the anime in Southeast Asia as it aired in Japan.

Gō also launched a separate manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in May 2017. While Shiomiya's manga adapts the novels from the first novel, Gō's manga adapts various stories in the novels not necessarily in the order presented in the novels.

M&C describes Fate/Grand Order: Turas Réalta-:

"Humanity will be extinct by the year 2017."

This prophecy was was observed by Chaldea, an organization that guarantees humanity's continued survival. Through its magic, it saw humanity's hope and future end in that year. To prevent this event from occurring, Chaldea sends its agents back in time to 2004, to Fuyuki City in Japan, the place from which humanity's end supposedly stems from. What awaits them there?

Kawaguchi launched the manga based on the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in September 2017. Kodansha published the manga's third compiled book volume last October.

Fate/Grand Order also inspired a manga by Shiramine titled Fate/Grand Order -mortalis:stella- that launched in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine in July 2017.

A manga version of each the four parts of the game's "Epic of Remnant" story will be published in different magazines utilizing different artists. Shōnen Sasaki launched a manga based on the first part in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine and Aoi Ohmori launched a manga based on the fourth part in Ichijinsha's Comic Rex magazine on January 26. Rei Wataru launched a manga based on the third part on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app on January 29. Hideo Takanaka launched a manga based on the second part in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine on Monday.

Source: M&C's Facebook page (link 2) via Kaori Nusantara

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