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Gamon Sakurai's Ajin: Demi-Human Manga Ends

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga inspired 2 TV anime, 3 anime films, OVAs, live-action film

The March issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine published the final chapter of Gamon Sakurai's Ajin - Demi-Human manga on Friday. Kodansha will ship the manga's 17th and final compiled book volume on May 7.

The manga had reached its climax on January 7.

In the manga's story, an immortal first appeared on an African battlefield 17 years ago. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student named Kei Nagai is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.

Sakurai launched the manga in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in 2012, and Kodansha published the 16th compiled book volume in Japan on May 7, 2020. Vertical Comics is releasing the manga in English. Crunchyroll is posting new chapters as Kodansha publishes them in Japan.

The first season of the television anime adaptation of the manga premiered in January 2015 and ran for 13 episodes. Netflix streamed new episodes in Japan three days after they premiered on Japanese television, and it began streaming the entire first season outside of Japan in April 2016. The second season premiered in Japan in October 2016. Netflix began streaming the second season in December 2016.

The manga also inspired a 3D CG anime film trilogy in 2015 and 2016. The manga inspired three original video anime (OVA) volumes that shipped with the eighth, ninth, and 10th volumes of the manga in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Additionally, a live-action film opened in Japan in September 2017.

Source: Good! Afternoon March issue

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