An announcement has been made that there will be a Manga version of Makoto Shinkai’s most recent movie, “5 Centimetres per Second“. Yukiko Seike will be artist behind the coloured Manga and the serialisation will start in July’s issue of Afternoon which will be on sale from tomorrow, May 23rd.
On the other hand, Mizu Sahara was the artist behind the Manga adaptations of Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days for this very same magazine.
As Anime fans may already know, most shows are adapted from Manga and differs quite a bit in terms of story most of the time. Rideback is no different starting off being serialised in the monthly Ikki magazine and is still ongoing now, the standalone volumes at number ten. I came across the Manga by chance and had a look at it so I thought I’d write up a little summary of the differing points in volume one.
The artwork in the Manga looks very much like rough sketches and poorly done I have to say. The proportions look wrong and there’s not much variation in the shadings. Kind of like my first impressions from the first episode.
It looks like Famitsu is working in collaboration with Bros. Comics Ex to let readers access a selection of Manga online (legitimately) for free. The funny thing is they have Atlus’ Persona 4 in their banner yet the only Manga you can view are all P3 or PTS related… I guess they haven’t made them public yet.