Hiro Kiyohara Launches Manga of Yukito Ayatsuji's The Decagon House Murders
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The September issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine revealed on Thursday that Hiro Kiyohara is launching a manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's The Decagon House Murders (Jukkakukan no Satsujin) novel in the magazine's next issue on August 25. Ayatsuji posted a visual for the manga on their Twitter account.
Locked Room International published an English translation of the novel by Ho-Ling Wong in 2015, and it describes the story:
Students from a university mystery club decide to visit an island which was the site of a grisly multiple murder the year before. Predictably, they get picked off one by one by an unseen murderer. Is there a madman on the loose? What connection is there to the earlier murders? The answer is a bombshell revelation which few readers will see coming.
Ayatsuji published the novel in 1987.
Kiyohara launched a manga adaptation of Ayatsuji's Another horror novel in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in 2010, and ended it in 2012. Kadokawa published four volumes for the manga. Kiyohara also drew the two-chapter Another0 manga in Young Ace in 2012. Yen Press published both the original novel and the manga adaptation in English.
Ayatsuji published the original novel in Japan in 2009. The novel inspired a 2012 anime by P.A. Works, with character designs by Noizi Ito. Ayatsuji published a sequel novel titled Another: Episode S in 2013, and a second sequel titled Another 2001 in 2014.
Source: Afternoon September issue