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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Manga Ends in September

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of game launched in October 2017

The October issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Maoh magazine revealed on Tuesday that Tomo Hirokawa's manga adaptation of the Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization game will end in the magazine's next issue on September 27.

The manga's fifth volume previously revealed in March that the sixth volume will be the series' last.

Yen Press publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Three years after the Sword Art Online incident, Kirito dives into a revamped Aincrad (now known as Ainground) in the new VRMMO Sword Art: Origin. As he progresses through the game with old friends and new, he meets a mysterious girl...

Hirokawa launched the manga in the debut issue of Kadokawa's Sword Art Online Magazine in October 2017, where it ran for three chapters before moving to Dengeki Maoh. Yen Press published the manga's fourth volume on August 20.

The Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization game shipped for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan in October 2016, and in North America and Europe in November 2016. The game later received a PC release in October 2017. Bandai Namco Entertainment released the Nintendo Switch version in Japan on April 25, and in the West on May 24.

CMX Manga licensed Hirokawa and Ichiro Sakaki's Polyphonica: Cardinal Crimson manga in 2009. The company published the first volume of the nine-volume series in June 2010 before DC Comics shut down the imprint in July 2010. Hirokawa also drew the Wake Up, Girls! Shichi-nin no Idol manga based on the Wake Up, Girls!: The Movie anime.

Source: Dengeki Maoh October issue


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