Bokurano Manga Gets New Chapter
posted on by Alex Mateo
Amazon Japan is listing that Mohiro Kitoh's Bokurano manga is getting a deluxe edition with a new chapter. The deluxe edition will have five volumes, and the fifth and final volume will include the new chapter. The first and second volumes will ship on June 27.
Kitoh's Bokurano manga originally ran in Shogakukan's Ikki magazine from 2004 to 2009. The 11th and final compiled book volume shipped in Japan in December 2009. Viz Media published all 11 volumes under its Signature Ikki line as Bokurano: Ours.
The Bokurano manga inspired GONZO's 2007 television anime series of the same name. Crunchyroll added the anime to its streaming catalog in the United States and Canada in March 2016. Crunchyroll describes the story:
When a strange man in a grotto by the sea offers fifteen middle-school students the chance to test the game he's been developing, the kids find little reason not to accept. Who wouldn't want to pilot a giant robot and face down intruders bent on destroying Earth? Instead of a game, however, the youths discover that the metal giant is all too real--and so are the enemies! It only gets worse when they realize that the 'contract' they signed to play the game was no laughing matter. The robot feeds on the life force of its pilot. Even if they win, they die. But if they lose, the world will cease to exist!
Despair grips the children as they learn the rules of the contract and the nature of the game they signed up to play. And as they reveal the true nature of the enemy--an enemy that seems to be all too familiar--the stakes only get higher. Faced with an impossible situation, each pilot must find their own reasons to fight, a dim prospect when many of them have pasts as dark as the choice that lies before them. Do they fight to protect a world that has hurt them, when their only reward is to die? Fifteen pilots for fifteen enemies, with one mistake meaning the end of it all.
Discotek released the series on DVD in March 2015.
Source: Amazon Japan