CloverWorks, the renowned co-producer of hit anime series Spy x Family and Darling in the Franxx, has made a noteworthy announcement in the anime industry. They have revealed that they are adapting Satoru Nii’s Wind Breaker action manga into a TV anime series, marking their entry into the post-AnimeJapan era with a promising start.
A teaser image has been revealed, but we’ll have to wait for more information on the staff, cast, and release date.
Since spring 2022, Kodansha USA Publishing has licensed the manga and has been digitally releasing it in English. The company is set to publish the first volume in print on August 1 and has described the manga as follows:
An adrenaline-filled manga set in a high school for delinquents who are now heroes protecting their town. A fierce, new student arrives at the school determined to fight his way to the top and become the strongest of them all. This edgy, action-packed manga is guaranteed to excite fans of Tokyo Revengers and other stories about high school delinquents
Haruka Sakura wants nothing to do with weaklings—he’s only interested in the strongest of the strong. He’s just started at Furin High School, a school of degenerates known only for their brawling strength—strength they use to protect their town from anyone who wishes it ill. But Haruka’s not interested in being a hero or being part of any sort of team—he just wants to fight his way to the top!
In January 2021, Nii launched the manga on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket app in Japanese. The 11th volume of the manga will be published by Kodansha on April 7. It’s worth noting that the manga was ranked at no. 9 in AnimeJapan’s 2022 list of “Manga We Want To See Animated.”