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May 30, 2015 10:17 AM

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According to a scan from the latest issue of good! Afternoon magazine, horror manga Ajin will be receiving an animated movie trilogy adaptation.

The series is written by Gamon Sakurai and Tsuina Miura (volume 1 only). It began serialization in Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine in March 2012. It is currently being published with six volumes released.

Ajin also placed in the final rankings of the 2014 Manga Taisho Award, earning a total of 32 points and receiving 8th place.

Synopsis
"Ajin" are humans that lack the ability to die. First discovered during a conflict in Africa, more and more are turning up in human society. Because they are rare, the government will generously reward anybody who turns in an "ajin" so that they can be used for experimental purposes. In the present day, the series revolves around a high school student who expects to have an ordinary summer break; however, his life is about to change...

Source: Yaraon


Update June 4
The staff members were announced at the end of a teaser trailer.

Art Director: Hiroshi Takiguchi
Chief Director: Hiroyuki Seshita (Sidonia no Kishi)
Character Design: Yuki Moriyama (Sidonia no Kishi)
Director: Hiroaki Ando (Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki)
Music: Yugo Kanno (Psycho-Pass)
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Baccano!)
Animation Production: Polygon Pictures (Sidonia no Kishi)
Distribution: TOHO Animation
Presented by: Ajin Management Committee

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Source: Trailer

Ajin Movie 1, Ajin Movie 2, & Ajin Movie 3 on MAL
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May 30, 2015 10:17 AM

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Mm, thought this might get an anime adaptation because of an "important announcement" by good Afternoon a few weeks ago. Looking forward to this.
 
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May 30, 2015 10:19 AM

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Ah that's cool,heard good things about the manga but haven't checked it out myself yet.Movies are always welcome.Hope it's not as disappointing as TG.
 
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May 30, 2015 10:20 AM

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gonna watch this more horror anime are always welcomed
 
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May 30, 2015 10:20 AM

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Interesting. Gonna read the manga.
 
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May 30, 2015 10:21 AM

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Im not too much into the horror things, but the synopsis looks promising. Will watch.
 
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May 30, 2015 10:33 AM

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So is this an animated trilogy or live action?
 
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May 30, 2015 10:34 AM

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Hm, this sounds like it could be quite interesting, and seems to be pretty popular. The wait for each installment to be available online will be a pain though.
 
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May 30, 2015 10:35 AM

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"Highschool student <...>" Okay...

But nonetheless it still sounds something interesting.
 
May 30, 2015 10:37 AM

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So is this an animated trilogy or live action?


Animated.
 
May 30, 2015 10:42 AM

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If this is going to be movie formatted that would mean absolutely no censorship! Can't wait :)
 
May 30, 2015 10:49 AM

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That's amazing news. I've been reading this for a while, so I expected something like one cour anime adaptation in the near future, but now a film trilogy sounds exciting enough. Looking forward to this. Now I wonder which studio will take care of this...
 
May 30, 2015 10:53 AM

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Film trilogy? Makes sense because most of the scenes in the manga can't be shown on TV without getting heavily censored.
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May 30, 2015 10:55 AM

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Ohhhh sounds very interesting. I'm really into reading these type of manga, so I look forward to this adaptation.
 
May 30, 2015 10:56 AM

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Not familiar with the material, so I will reserve any judgement. Looks like it has potential though.
 
May 30, 2015 10:57 AM

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Super excited. I started reading this when it first came out and have been hoping for an adaptation since then. Maybe I should catch up on the manga now.
 
May 30, 2015 10:59 AM

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Some fantastic news... Should be some good stuff.
 
May 30, 2015 11:02 AM

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Awesome, it looks interesting, definitely going on my ptw list.

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May 30, 2015 11:15 AM

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Sounds awesome. The synopsis has some interesting background.
 
May 30, 2015 11:17 AM

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I hope this is animated or at least not crappy live action.
 
May 30, 2015 11:22 AM
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Was hoping for a series, but oh well.
 
May 30, 2015 11:31 AM

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ok, will test it up

horror anime's always welcome here
since there aren't many of them.
 
May 30, 2015 11:41 AM

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Heh.... "horror". Please tell me this is an actual horror and not just cheap jump scares.
 
May 30, 2015 11:44 AM
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Horror anime rarely fail to disappoint

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May 30, 2015 11:50 AM

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looking forward to watch this!.
 
May 30, 2015 11:57 AM

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I've been meaning to read this for a while. Looks like a good time to start!
 
May 30, 2015 12:01 PM

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Was going to read it... eventually anyway but I guess I'll wait for the movies now, trilogy though, uh? Gonna be a while I imagine if they are full length and not those 45 minutes "movies".
 
May 30, 2015 12:06 PM

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I wanted to read it too but now I will wait for the movies to come out, hoping they will be interesting. I've heard so much good comments about the manga.
 
May 30, 2015 12:09 PM

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If it's animated, I'll definitely try it. There's far too few horror animes.
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May 30, 2015 12:09 PM
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Heh.... "horror". Please tell me this is an actual horror and not just cheap jump scares.

Hmm so far it really hasn't been that horrific imo? I mean there's blood, but the atmosphere doesn't feel too much like a horror. I guess they could mean horror in a different sense than I'm thinking about, but it's not as horrorific as other horror manga I've read in terms of gore or atmosphere, and I'm not the type to like scary stuff anyways. Still a pretty interesting manga so far though. The main character is really different from most characters I've seen, so it's quite refreshing.

Looking forward to it :)
 
May 30, 2015 12:38 PM

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Been hearing about this manga for a while now. I definitely will check these out when they are available.
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May 30, 2015 12:49 PM
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Woohoo, Ajin is gettin' some love. I'll stick with the manga, though. :3
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May 30, 2015 12:58 PM

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Yessss! Finaly! the manga is great
 
May 30, 2015 12:59 PM

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Love the cover. Noticed it a while back and I did expect an adaptation eventually.

Looking forward to it. :)
 
May 30, 2015 1:13 PM

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Film trilogy....hmmm should I be happy or nope.

 
May 30, 2015 1:44 PM

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Hope this becomes a trend for horror series :)

This means the manga will probably end soon thou :(
Sine they're gonna want to adapt everything.
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morshuwarrior said:
Why does it not state whether its animated or live-action?

If it's animated, I'll definitely try it. There's far too few horror animes.


like the first sentence says it

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According to a scan from the latest issue of good! Afternoon magazine, horror manga Ajin will be receiving an animated movie trilogy adaptation.
 
May 30, 2015 1:51 PM

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Film trilogy....hmmm should I be happy or nope.
On one hand it's a film trilogy, on the other you'll see the end of it in 3 years.
 
May 30, 2015 1:59 PM

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Omg alright an adaption ,I've been up to date with it.
 
May 30, 2015 2:10 PM

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I had a feeling this would get an adaptation. Last time I checked, I swore there were only 17 chapters or so though.
 
May 30, 2015 2:20 PM

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No TV anime adaptation?
 
May 30, 2015 2:22 PM

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Could be decent.
I'll probably check the manga out beforehand though as it's going to be years yet before this trilogy is fully adapted with English subs.
 
May 30, 2015 2:29 PM
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Hmmm... sounds interesting. Might check out the manga.
 
May 30, 2015 2:44 PM

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oh so there are some good news here time from time

looking forward for it, though it's a shame that it's a movie trilogy as the wait for rips will be quite long :(
 
May 30, 2015 2:49 PM

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Haven't read the manga yet. Gonna check it before the adaptation aired, just like above.
 
May 30, 2015 2:59 PM

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Been meaning to read this for a while now, but since it will be animated I'll watch it first.

Awaiting the great animation! :D

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May 30, 2015 3:00 PM

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Sounds fairly promising.
 
May 30, 2015 3:18 PM

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I was expecting a TV adaptation but a movie trilogy is alright too.
 
May 30, 2015 3:24 PM

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Horror movies, eh? I'll watch, more horror anime's always welcome.
 
May 30, 2015 4:01 PM

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Miura is no longer working on Ajin.
 
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