Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls Manga Ends in 7th Volume

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of Basilisk sequel novels launched in July 2017

The sixth volume of Tatsuya Shihara's Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō (Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls) manga (seen right) revealed on Wednesday that the manga will end with the seventh volume, which Kodansha will ship in June.

The manga is an adaptation of Masaki Yamada's sequel novels of Masaki Segawa's Basilisk manga. The novels also inspired a television anime that premiered in January 2018. Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the anime, and Crunchyroll describes the story:

The battle for succession that continued for three generations of shogun in the Keichou era culminated in a gruesome battle of ninja arts between the KOUGA and Iga clans. Amidst a rain of flower petals, a man and woman who had decided to live for love were separated once again, beautiful in their transience...

Shihara launched the manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine in July 2017. Kodansha published both sequel novels in November and December 2015, with illustrations by Segawa.

Segawa's original Basilisk manga adapts Futaroh Yamada's 1959 novel Kōga Ninpōchō (The KOUGA Ninja Scrolls). The manga inspired a television anime adaptation in 2005, as well as a live-action film titled SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade that same year.

Segawa recently ended the Jū ~Ninpō Makai Tenshō~ manga last June, which also adapts Yamada's Makai Tenshō novel.

Update: The manga will end serialization in this year's 19 issue of Young Magazine on April 8. Source: Young Magazine issue 18

Source: Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō manga volume 6

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