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Manga 'Akuma no Riddle' to be Animated

by symbv
Jun 7, 2013 1:30 PM | 100 Comments
On the cover of the recent July issue of NewType magazine, it was announced that manga "Akuma no Riddle" (Riddle Story of Devil) will be animated in 2014. The manga is written by Kouga Yun, drawn by Minnakata Sunao, and has been serialized in NewType since September 2012. The first volume will be published on July 10th.

In December 2012, the manga was adapted into a social game for mobile phones named "Akuma no Riddle AK"

The summary of the story is as follows:

The story is set at Myoujou Academy, a private boarding school for girls. All the students in the 10th year's Kurogumi class are assassins pursuing one target, Ichinose Haruka. Azuma Tokaku also goes after her and is recently transferred into the school. However, she gradually gets attracted by the warmth of Haruka.

Source: NewType July issue cover

Story by GoldenBRS, Stark700

Akuma no Riddle on MAL

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The character designs look great! I'm also quite a fan of yuri, so definitely watching this.

Nov 20, 2013 1:12 AM by mapotofuu

Shitsurakuen-kun said:
(yay yuri version of Battle Royale and Mirai Nikki that doesn't suck like Mai-HiME XD) sound good to me.

Mai-HiME did suck but I would much rather have a Mai HiME 2 (not counting Mai Otome) than a Mirai Shitty 2.

Sep 23, 2013 4:46 PM by Mizusi

Will edit this post when the "last page" error is overcome, lol.

Sep 12, 2013 8:33 PM by Josh

Hehe, this feels like my first time actually posting on here. Big yuri fan here, and I'd just like to say this anime looks really nice in terms of its art and I'm curious about the story. Lesbian assassins (yay yuri version of Battle Royale and Mirai Nikki that doesn't suck like Mai-HiME XD) sound good to me.

The only peeve of mine is the fact that I'm not familiar with the author's work since I never bothered reading/watching Loveless. I don't like shonen ai very much and when I read the plot there was a shotacon warning popping up for me and my friend said it was a little too creepy for her, a yaoi tard even. Though it did have a nice lesbian couple, and I won't lie to myself that Yamato and Kouta look hot in art I've seen of them if not also rather angsty.

Either way, I suppose that Yun Koga and that other guy know what they're doing and won't screw this up. Perhaps I should read what's been released of the manga and see every other yuri that came out before in the next five months lol (I still haven't seen Nanoha, Simoun, Sasameki and Aoi Hana since they were the last 'true yuri' to come out back in the day, and my only experience with 'true' yuri outside of Kannazuki no Miko, Utena, Re: Cutie Honey, Mnemosyne, Candy Boy and Yuru Yuri etc. is sparse...hell, those shows don't even fully count as yuri because of the mecha/magical girls/psychology/other batshit stuff/fanservice/cyberpunk guro/fluff but don't see next step in relationship/cute lesbians acting blatantly lesbian according to the experts XD). Pfft, as long as I get my lesbians I'm HAPPY dammit!

So yeah, this and Sakura Trick should make 2014 a good year for yuri. Here's to hoping season 3 of Yuru Yuri and the new Sailor Moon anime gives us good stuff. I'm also looking into Coppellion and Kill la Kill coming out this October, hoping they'll have some good stuff between the girls too. :3

Sep 12, 2013 8:25 PM by Shitsurakuen-kun

Assassins, yuri, beautiful art...? You had me at hello!

Aug 27, 2013 8:14 PM by glittersores

I don't mind the premise at all. Not expecting this show to be deep, just full of awesome action and yuri.

Aug 10, 2013 12:24 PM by Josh

This looks retarded (story wide) but the art seems amazing and it'll be yuri. I'm hyped.

Aug 10, 2013 10:45 AM by Mizusi

@symbv Actually, my copy was downloaded from the link kuuurt provided a few posts ago. Thanks for your help!

Jul 19, 2013 12:14 AM by nai808

If you could PM me a link to the Chapter 0, then I can help check the translation. Thanks.

Jul 18, 2013 6:01 AM by symbv

Did somebody say they wanted a translation? Here's one from yours truly from Chapter 0:

And I'll try to translate the rest of the volume as well. If there are any mistakes, please don't hesitate to point them out since I'm still learning! I can't make any guarantees abou the accuracy either since I've never received any formal instruction in Japanese. :P
It'd be nice if somebody could scanlate it...

Jul 18, 2013 5:54 AM by nai808

just found out about this..
new yuri anime is on the way!
i'ma cry tears of happiness *A*

Jul 12, 2013 8:42 AM by AnimeRbdLover

SirMaddy said:
They couldn't make it possibly more gayer.
Then they announced that the director of Nanoha will be doing this.

Jul 12, 2013 6:49 AM by Bertock

Hopefully someone is willing to translate it.

Jul 11, 2013 8:03 AM by Josh

So... MarO from the YP Boards just posted the raws of the first volume. If anybody's interested: download, source

Jul 11, 2013 4:15 AM by Kurt

They couldn't make it possibly more gayer.
Then they announced that the director of Nanoha will be doing this.

Jul 10, 2013 12:41 AM by SirMaddy
Official site is up.

Staff revealed:

Original creator: Yun Kouga (Loveless, Earthian)
Original character designer: Sunao Minakata (Nanami and Misuzu)
Director: Keizo Kusakawa
Series composition: Kiyoko Yoshimura (Last Exile: Fam The Silver Wing, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes)
Character designer, chief animation director: Naomi Ide 
(Astarotte no Omocha!, Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they?)
Production: Diomedéa

Jul 9, 2013 9:59 PM by Stark700

VanishingKira said:
New Key visual

Look very interesting & mysterious,definitely gonna check out.

Edit: Hadn't noticed but the blue haired girl has a few knifes hidden near her leg & is holding a knife against the other girl's neck.

Looks so nice!

Jul 6, 2013 7:26 PM by LegendGoldDark

Dat art. Definitely picking this up when it airs. Rejoice, fellow yurifags <3

Jul 6, 2013 7:23 PM by Kurt

I can't get over how delightful the combination of action and yuri sounds. I'm probably being too optimistic.

Jul 5, 2013 8:55 PM by Josh

This keeps looking better and better.

Jul 5, 2013 1:22 PM by iLostReason

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