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Ni no Kuni Manga Ends on January 9

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ran Kuze launched manga with original story in April

The January issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine revealed on Monday that Ran Kuze's Ni no Kuni: Hikari no Kōkeisha to Neko no Ōji (The Successor of Light and the Cat Prince) manga will end in the magazine's February issue, which will ship on January 9.

The manga adapts Level 5's Ni no Kuni franchise. Kuze (Tenshin - World War Angel, Tokyo Ravens: Sword of Song) launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on April 9, and Kodansha published the first volume on August 9. Level 5 is credited with the original work and supervision. The "great adventure" manga features an original story in Ni no Kuni.

Level 5 debuted the fantasy role-playing game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in 2011, after a Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi game for Nintendo DS in 2010 and a game for Japanese phones. Namco Bandai Games then released Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch outside Japan in 2013. The RPG features cut scenes from Studio Ghibli.

A remastered version of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched for PlayStation 4 and PC on September 20, and the original Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch game's Switch version launched on the same day.

Level 5 released the Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom PS4 and PC game in March 2018. Netmarble is developing the Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds smartphone game, which is slated to launch in Japan in the second half of 2020.

The franchise inspired an anime film that opened in Japan on August 23.

Source: Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine January issue

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