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Laughing Under the Clouds' Kemuri Karakara Launches New Manga in November

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New MARS RED manga adapts Bun'ō Fujisawa's dramatic stage reading series

The November issue of Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Garden magazine revealed last Friday that the manga adaptation of Bun'ō Fujisawa's MARS RED dramatic stage reading series will launch in the magazine's next issue on November 5. Fujisawa and Monthly Comic Garden revealed the manga in May, with manga creator Kemuri Karakara drawing the manga.

The story of the original stage productions is set in the Taisho period, and center on four individuals who are infected with a "vampire virus." The Japanese government plan to use the four for a plan to make invincible super-soldiers.

The first stage production of MARS RED debuted in 2013, with more shows in 2015 and 2017.

Karakara ended the Utakata ni Warau manga in May. Karakara launched the manga last November. The manga is a prequel to his Laughing Under the Clouds (Donten ni Warau) manga.

Karakara published the original Donten ni Warau manga in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Avarus magazine from 2011-2013. Karakara launched the Donten ni Warau Gaiden manga on Mag Garden's "Beat's" manga site in 2014, and ended the series in February 2017. The original manga inspired a 12-episode anime in 2014 and a live-action film that opened in March 2018. A live-action spinoff prequel work streamed online in January 2018.

The Donten ni Warau Gaiden manga inspired a trilogy anime film adaptation. Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai (Parting, The Oath of the Yamainu), the first film, opened in Japan in December 2017. Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Shukumei, Sōtō no Fūma (Fate, The Double-Headed Fūma), the second film, opened in Japan in June 2018. Eleven Arts screened both films in the United States in August 2018.

The third film, Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ōka, Tenbō no Kakyū (Cherry Blossoms, the Bridge to Heavenly Wishes), opened in Japan in September 2018 and screened for two weeks. Eleven Arts will screen the film this year.

Source: Monthly Comic Garden November issue, Kemuri Karakara's Twitter account

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