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Aoko Sasaki Launches New Seven Days War Manga in August

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga adapts upcoming anime film

The website for Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine announced on Saturday that Aoko Sasaki is launching a new Seven Days War (Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō) manga in the magazine's September issue on August 16.

Sasaki (Jingai CP Catalogue.) launched a different Seven Days War manga (pictured at right) in Monthly Comic Gene in April, and ended that series on Saturday in the magazine's August issue. Shin Hashimoto is credited with the original character designs for that manga.

While the previous manga adapted Osamu Sōda's Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō (Our Seven-Day War) novel, the new manga is adapting the upcoming anime film project that will open in December. The new anime film shifts the setting to the year 2020. The two manga also use different wording in the title (the first manga used the kanji character for the number seven (七) and the new manga uses the numeral "7").

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."

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.

Sources: Monthly Comic Gene's website (link 2) and Twitter account

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