As previously reported, Indonesian comics publisher m&c! has included Hiro Kiyohara‘s manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji‘s mystery novel Another in its list of new manga titles to be released in 2021. In a weekly listing of new comic book releases, it has been revealed that the first volume of the manga is scheduled to be shipped on 27 January 2021. The manga is released under m&c!’s Akasha mature comics label, and book retailer Gramedia’s online shop lists the book with the retail price of IDR 45,000 (about US$ 3.2)
Here is the synopsis of the first volume of Another as provided by Gramedia.com:
At North Yomi High School 26 years ago, there was a popular student named Misaki who died of accident when she was in third grade. Unable to move on from the sudden loss, her friends continue to act as though Misaki was still alive. But an apparition of Misaki also appeared in her class’ graduation picture …
Yukito Ayatsuji’s novel was first published in Japan in 2009, and has been published in Indonesia by Penerbit Haru. The novel has also been adapted into a 12-episode anime TV series by P.A. Works and a live action film in 2012. Hiro Kiyohara’s manga adaptation was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine between 2010 to 2012 and finished with four volumes with an additional 0th volume.
m&c! is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia group. Other than publishing manga, the publisher also publishes Disney comics magazines, and books, Hong Kong martial arts comics, as well as Indonesian comics under the Koloni imprint. The publisher also has the Akasha imprint for mature comics and the Clover imprint for domestic and translated novels.
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The Indonesian Anime Times