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Altair: A Record of Battles Manga's Story Approaches Climax

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Manga that debuted in 2007 inspired July 2017 anime

The official Twitter account for Kotono Katō's Altair: A Record of Battles manga revealed on Friday that the manga is approaching its climax with the 129th chapter, which launched in the August issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine on Friday.

Katō launched the manga in Monthly Shonen Sirius in 2007. The manga's 22nd compiled book volume shipped last September, and the 23rd volume will ship in August. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga digitally in English.

Altair: A Record of Battles (Shōkoku no Altair) centers on Mahmut, a young member of Türkiye Stratocracy's council who holds the political and military title of Pasha. The council's combination of warmongers and pacifists divide it. The threat of war and danger from the belligerent Empire put Türkiye's safety at risk. As the country's youngest military leader, Mahmut is determined to keep the peace. But with so much at stake, a long history of enemies and alliances draws the young man far into a political world he hopes to keep in check. The Pasha's journey is not easy, and war may prevail despite his efforts.

The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered in July 2017. Amazon Prime Video streamed the anime, and its now-defunct Anime Strike channel streamed it in North America.

The series inspired the Shōkoku no! four-panel manga on Sirius' official website in 2012. The magazine serialized Shiina Soga's Shōkoku no Altair-san (Altair of the Tiny Nation) spinoff manga from 2012 to 2013. The series also inspired Hirokazu Kobayashi and Chika Katō's Shōkoku no Altair Gaiden: Tōkoku no Subaru (Subaru of the Island Nation) spinoff manga, which debuted in Monthly Shonen Sirius in January 2016.

Source: Altair: A Record of Battles manga's Twitter account


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