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Survival Game Manga 'Aoharu x Kikanjuu' Gets TV Anime

by Snow
Feb 26, 2015 1:01 PM | 66 Comments
A scan of the wrap-around band of manga Aoharu x Kikanjuu's sixth volume reveals that a TV anime adaptation will be announced with the volume's release on February 27.

The survival game manga series started as one of three one-shots created by debut mangaka NAOE for Gangan Online. Released on July 28, 2011, it follows childhood friends Yukki and Matsuoka. While children, they dreamed of pursuing professional soccer. Now a hentai mangaka, Yukki reunites with Matsuoka and is introduced to his new passion: survival games.

After it gained popularity, a sequel one-shot consisting of two parts was published in GFantasy starting June 18, 2012. The new one-shot introduced Hotaru, a high school girl who dresses as a boy. She goes to confront a host that tricked her best friend out of her money, only to find out that he is none other than her neighbor, Matsuoka…

The series was finally promoted to a full series in GFantasy's February 2013 issue. A PV was released for the manga in September 2014.

Source: Scan via ANN

Aoharu x Kikanjuu on MAL

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Stella 2 years ago, followed by last year's Sabagebu, then Aoharu x Kikanjuu during the Summer season. Are airsoft anime going to be a yearly thing now? ...Well in any case, if the manga's genres are indication, it'll be a comedy akin to Sabagebu. Let's hope the anime goes down Sabagebu's route rather than the trainwreck that was Stella.

Mar 24, 2015 9:53 AM by StockersAnarchy

Oh... this looks interesting.

Mar 23, 2015 8:32 AM by TragicRomance

Scheduled to start Summer 2015.

Hotaru Tachibana: Mikako Komatsu
Masamune Matsuoka: Tomoaki Maeno
Tohru Yukimura: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Source: Official Site

Mar 21, 2015 11:26 PM by melina_putri

Yesss, also maybe the manga will get more chapters translated because of this

Mar 1, 2015 10:08 AM by Toeka

I'm a sucker for the survival, game genre so I'll probably watch this.

Feb 28, 2015 7:50 PM by So-Intense

lllllllll said:
you had me at 'survival game '

Feb 28, 2015 11:21 AM by uhm

This is great news! I'm happy to see one of my favs get an adaption.

Feb 28, 2015 8:42 AM by benedettoo

Kineta said:

Totally agree. I think as a general thing Square Enix (who run all Gangan publications) tend towards more varied and less genre-trapped manga than their competitors. Also tends to be an awful more western-appeal in the publications. This does apply especially to Gangan Online, which in my eyes seems to be a place where they publish non-commercial manga that they just happen to think are good.

Feb 28, 2015 7:30 AM by Amiluhur

For some reason, my post quoting mayuka was deleted. Oh well, I'll just say the same thing.

The artstyle looks great. Hot guys guaranteed.
So looking forward to this. Ha ha. *in robotic voice*

Feb 28, 2015 7:00 AM by Roth

For those that are thinking this is a reverse harem series: I'm not sure if you realised that the series is published in GFantasy. Other titles serialised in this magazine include Pandora Hearts, Kuroshitsuji, Kimi to Boku., Nabari no Ou, Zombie Loan, Cuticle Tantei Inaba, etc.

Basically, they are shounen series with primarily male casts that are also written to appeal to the female demographic. This isn't a shoujo series, so the chance of a reverse harem is very low. We're probably more likely to get important non-romantic relationships between the male cast members, and maybe a bit of romance with female chars thrown in.

Feb 28, 2015 4:54 AM by Kineta

The art looks awesome and the synopsis doesn't sound bad at all. I'll check it out.

Feb 28, 2015 1:28 AM by Nabris

Please let this be good.

Feb 28, 2015 1:21 AM by ToG25thBaam

Seems good. Will be watching.

Feb 27, 2015 11:31 PM by Samii

You had me at survival.............then lost me when I read about the gender bender.

Feb 27, 2015 4:27 PM by FullmetalCarrot

I love that survival shit. I never heard of this before. im gonna check it out! thanks for the news!

Feb 27, 2015 4:19 PM by daAmazinFatB0y

Seems like it'll be Ouran x Denki Gai x Btooom!. I'm interested.

Feb 27, 2015 4:02 PM by YoItsSharkWeek

Art style looks pretty bland, and it looks a bit like a shounen ai, so i'll pass

Mod Edit: Removed baiting.

Feb 27, 2015 2:35 PM by raiken6

Definitely interested. The art is gorgeous. I'll be checking out the manga first though.

Feb 27, 2015 1:10 PM by Laciie

Ni~ce! This may turn out to be a quite refreshing adaption. Tachibana and Mattsun remind me so much of Haruhi and Tamaki ( ´艸`) I hope the seiyuu casted for this will fit their roles... Looking forward to how this will be received~

Feb 27, 2015 12:08 PM by Face_Faith

YumeHunter said:
On ANN they shortened that this is about a girl crossdressing as a guy(Hotaru), host(Matsuoka) and a hentai mangaka(Yukki) forming a survival team and that really sounds interesting. I just hope this doesn't turn into a reverse harem since all the manga covers have boys on them.

So I will remind myself to not even try watching it lol

Feb 27, 2015 11:57 AM by bittersweetlove

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