Doreiku's Hiroto Ōishi Launches Kōkō Jihen Manga in January

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Manga adapts Keisuke Matsuoka's novel series about high school girl embroiled in terrorist attack

The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine announced last week that manga creator Hiroto Ōishi is launching a manga adaptation of Keisuke Matsuoka's Kōkō Jihen (The High School Incident) novel series in the magazine's February 2020 issue on January 4, 2020.

The novel series centers on Yui Yūri, the daughter of a death row convict imprisoned for enacting the "greatest terrorist attack in the Heisei era." At the time, Yui was nine years old, and was judged not to have been involved in her father's activities. Now she is a second-year high school student at Takekura Kosugi High School, where the Japanese prime minister and his security detail are conducting a visit. But a paramilitary force assaults the school and takes the prime minister and the students hostage, without issuing any demands. In the middle of the crisis, Yui tries to find a way to get out.

Matsuoka launched the novel series on May 23, with the second novel debuting on July 25, and the third novel slated to debut on Wednesday.

Ōishi previously drew Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei, a manga adaptation of Shinichi Okada's Boku to 23-nin no Dorei novels. Ōishi launched the manga adaptation on the website Everystar in 2012 and Futabasha published the full series in 10 compiled volumes. A live-action film adaptation starring Sayaka Akimoto and Kanata Hongō opened in Japan in June 2014. A television anime adaptation premiered in April 2018. HIDIVE streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired, and later streamed an English dub. Sentai Filmworks is planning a home video release.

Matsuoka's Tantei no Tantei novel previously inspired a manga by Hiro Kiyohara that launched in Kodansha's Young Magazine in May 2016, and ended in May 2017. Kodansha published two compiled book volumes for the manga.

Source: Young Ace's Twitter account

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