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'Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica' Manga Ends, Receives Anime Adaptation

by ImperfectBlue
Apr 8, 2:57 PM | 8 Comments
Kazuyoshi Takeda's Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica (Peleliu: Guernica of Paradise) military drama manga ended in this year's eighth issue of Young Animal on Friday. The issue also revealed that an anime adaptation will be produced.

Synopsis
Shouwa 19 (1944), summer. Tamaru, a soldier who aspired to be a manga artist, was on Peleliu Island at the end of the Pacific War. The island was a paradise covered with beautiful forests and surrounded by a sea of coral reefs. It was also a battlefield on which 50,000 soldiers from Japan and the United States killed each other. At that time, 40,000 elite US troops invaded in an attempt to seize the airfield, which was touted as the best in East Asia. A garrison of 10,000 Japanese troops was ordered to meet the aggressors and "thoroughly endure" the attack. What did they fight for and what was on their minds on this small island far from their homeland?!? A long-forgotten record of truth from young people who lived in the "war" era! (Source: Hakusensha, translated)

Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica was first serialized in Young Animal's fourth issue of 2016. It concluded with its 87th chapter on Friday. Hakusensha published the tenth compiled volume on January 29.

Takeda won the Japan Cartoonists Association Award's Award of Excellence for Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica in 2017. The manga placed 12th in the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" 2018 male readers' ranking, and this year it is among the nine nominees for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

Manga official site: https://www.hakusensha.co.jp/comicslist/42935/

Source: Comic Natalie

Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica on MAL

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I actually read the first volume of this franchise and I already got Band of Brother vibes from it, basically about Japanese soldiers trying to survive during the battle of Peleliu in which 14000 Japanese soldiers were outnumbered by almost 48000 US soldiers. Only 300-400 of Japanese soldiers had been captured thus survived the battle. Anyway I hoped they translated the next volumes very soon since it got anime adaption.

Apr 10, 4:56 AM by Unafliated

Not the first time I've seen a Manga end and get an Anime adaptation in the same news report.

Apr 9, 6:55 AM by eze_tielve

TitanInsane said:
Kuma said:
one of amazing historical manga. shame no translation for the last 2 year. hope this one revive it.

also don't get deceived by simplified art style. this is one of most tragic fight in history.


I see. Is it one of those cute exterior - horrifying interior type of manga ? Or is the story cutesy like the art ?


think of shoujo shuumatsu ryouko. only translated one volume so not much spice. calm start but you can feel the immanent demise. also read the wiki of battle of peleliu.

Apr 9, 4:50 AM by Kuma

Kuma said:
one of amazing historical manga. shame no translation for the last 2 year. hope this one revive it.

also don't get deceived by simplified art style. this is one of most tragic fight in history.


I see. Is it one of those cute exterior - horrifying interior type of manga ? Or is the story cutesy like the art ?

Apr 9, 4:02 AM by TitanInsane

one of amazing historical manga. shame no translation for the last 2 year. hope this one revive it.

also don't get deceived by simplified art style. this is one of most tragic fight in history.

Apr 8, 11:19 PM by Kuma

manga so obscure no one has discussed about it before

Apr 8, 9:33 PM by Chika_tetsu

The poster alone has me interested. Military/Historical premise helps as well.

Apr 8, 8:22 PM by Xaeveax

I usually enjoy historical shows and the premise is interesting. Will have to check it out.

Apr 8, 3:45 PM by -Chad-

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