On Sunday (9/5), m&c! has announced two new manga series to be published in Indonesia during an IG Live talkshow as part of the commemoration of m&c!’s 18th birthday. According to m&c!’s editor Ine Martiana who appeared in the talk, both Fate/Apocrypha and Cells at Work! Black will be released under the publisher’s mature-rated label Akasha. Further details about the release date, format, and retail price has not been revealed yet.
The Fate/Apocrypha is Akira Ishida‘s manga adaptation of the light novel by Yuichiro Higashide. The story takes place in an alternate timeline to Fate/stay night, where the Holy Grail was stolen from Fuyuki city by Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia in the Third Holy Grail War. Sixty years later, the Yggdmillennia clan declares their seccesion from the Mage’s Association, starting a Great Holy Grail War between two teams with seven heroic spirit Servants each: the Black Faction of the Yggdmillennia clan and the Red faction of the Mage’s Association seeking to recover the Grail. Meanwhile, the Grail itself also summons a Ruler class Servant to act as a mediator in the War.
The novel series was published between 2012 to 2014 and ended with five volumes, while the manga adaptation has been ongoing since 2016 in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace and has been collected into nine volumes at the time of this writing. An anime adaptation by ColverWorks has also aired from summer to fall 2017.
Cells at Work! Black is a spin-off of Cells at Work!, with Shigemitsu Harada as the writer and dan Hatsuyoshi as the artist. Unlike the main series which depicts the activities of cells in a healthy human body, this spin-off focuses on an unhealthy body. The series was serialized in Kodansha’s Morning magazine from 2018 to January 2021 and has been completed with eight collected volumes. An anime adaptation by LIDEN Films aired in winter 2021. m&c! has also published Cells at Work! in Indonesia.
m&c! is an Indonesian 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.
The Indonesian Anime Times