Hiromu Arakawa, the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, has an autobiographical manga, Hyakushou Kizoku that will be getting an anime adaptation.
Hyakushou Kizoku is a manga detailing Arakawa’s experience as a farmer in her homeland, Hokkaidou before becoming a manga artist. It has a humorous and insightful tone to it, detailing Arakawa’s personal stories.
As of now, the anime has yet to reveal more information. It will be shared by the anime’s official Twitter account and Wings magazine, where it was serialized.
Check the announcing tweet below:
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Hyakushou Kizoku Manga Background
Hyakushou Kizoku serialized first on Shinshokan’s Quarterly Un Poco magazine in December 28, 2006. It was transferred to Shinshokan’s Wing Magazine when the Un Poco magazine ceased publication in 2009 with its 17th issue. The manga also does not follow a set-schedule of release.
Shinshokan also published the manga’s 1st volume in a paperback and e-book in December 2009. As of October 2021, there have been 7 volumes available.
JManga previously licensed the manga into an English publication in 2012. However, JManga has ceased its operations in May 2013 with unknown reasons. Their mangas also cannot be accessed anywhere, including Hyakushou Kizoku. Currently, the manga does not have an English version in all of its volumes.
The manga also received multiple recognitions. In 2012, it was chosen to be one of the jury’s selections and recommendations in the 16th Japanese Media Arts Festival. It earned the 42nd spot in Kadokawa’s “Book of the Year” list in 2014 – which was revealed in Kadokawa’s Da Vinci news magazine. In 2016, in the same category, it sat on the 30th spot. In 2020, it secured the 36th spot.
Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Background
Hiromu Arakawa is the author and illustrator of Fullmetal Alchemist. It serialized on Square Enix’s Monthly Shounen Gangan from July 12, 2001 to September 11, 2010. Square Enix published the 1st volume in January 2002, and has a total of 27 volumes by November 2010.
VIZ Media published the manga into English into paperbacks, with the 1st volume releasing in May 2018. As of August 2022, there are 18 volumes on sale. Yen Press is the licensor for the digital release, and has since published all 27 volumes as of April 2014.
The manga also inspired an anime series, theatrical films, light novels, video games, stage play, and many more.
Fullmetal Alchemist tells the story of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric who have the goal of resurrecting their dead mother by using alchemy.
However, human transmutation is not allowed in the world of alchemy because of the grave consequences it could bring. The brothers ignore this, hence they ended up losing their body parts. Edward loses his left leg, while Alphonse’s entire body is gone. Edward sacrificed his right arm so that Edward’s soul will be sealed in an armor.
They then embarked on a journey to seek the Philosopher’s Stone so that they may recover their old bodies.
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