Tokunana Original Anime Gets Manga by Magia the Ninth's Misa Sazanami

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2nd manga to also launch in Monthly Comic Garden magazine

Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine revealed on Monday that Misa Sazanami (Black Bard, Magia the Ninth) will pen a manga adaptation of the original television anime project Keishichō Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyōaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana- (Special Crime Investigation Unit Special 7). Nanae Chrono (Peace Maker, Peacemaker Kurogane) is credited with the original character designs. The manga, titled Tokunana File 0, will debut in the magazine's June issue on May 15. The manga's first chapter will have an opening color page.

The anime's Twitter account had originally announced the manga adaptation on March 24 with a preview image:

Sazanami's manga takes place a few years before the anime. A main manga adaptation will also launch in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Garden magazine.

Set in a different Tokyo on a different world than ours, the anime's story follows Tokunana, a unit of assembled misfits in the Metropolitan Police Department. Tokunana battles against "Nine" — an organization committing crimes in their zealous worship of the dragons that once roamed the world.

Harume Kosaka (Sailor Moon technical director) is directing the anime with chief director Takayuki Kuriyama (Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion), and Yuichiro Higashide (Fate/Apocrypha) is in charge of the series scripts. Hiroya Iijima (Mazinger Z: Infinity) is adapting the original character designs by Chrono for animation.

The anime will premiere this fall.

Sazanami (under the name Ichiya Sazanami) has drawn the Black Bard and Magia the Ninth manga. One Peace Books has released Black Bard in English and Seven Seas Entertainment has released Magia the Ninth in English.

Sources: Monthly Comic Gene, Tokunana anime's Twitter account and website

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