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Aoko Sasaki's Seven Days War Manga Ends in July

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Osamu Sōda's original novel that inspired manga is also inspiring anime film

The website for Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine began listing on Friday that Aoko Sasaki's Seven Days War manga will end in the magazine's August issue on July 13.

Sasaki (Jingai CP Catalogue.) launched the manga based on Osamu Sōda's Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō (Our Seven-Day War) novel in Monthly Comic Gene in April. Shin Hashimoto is credited with the original character designs.

The mystery story and social satire begins on the day before summer vacation, when every boy in a first-year class of a downtown Tokyo middle school disappears. Was it some accident? A mass kidnapping? Actually, the boys holed themselves up in an abandoned factory on the riverbed. With support from the schoolgirls, the boys start a revolution against the adults from this "liberation zone."

The novel is inspiring an anime film project that will open in December. The new anime film shifts the settings to the year 2020.

Kadokawa Shoten published the novel in April 1985, and the novel inspired a live-action film starring Rie Miyazawa in 1988. The novel also spawned a series of print sequels and spinoffs that has sold over 170 million copies and has added new volumes as recently as last year.

Source: Monthly Comic Gene

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