On Tuesday artist Sо̄ Natsuki announced that he will be the new artist for the manga adaptation of Shinji Cobkubo’s (Kobukubo) Sabikui Bisco (Rust-Eating Bisco) light novel series beginning with the second part of the series. The artist shared an illustration, The manga’s fourth compiled book volume corresponds to the end of the first part of the light novels. Both the third and fourth volumes released on Wednesday.
The story is set in Japan after a “Rusting Wind” has corroded everything. People live in fear of the rust that corrodes cities and life in general. A boy named Bisco Akaboshi from the despised Mushroom Guardian tribe embarks on a journey to obtain the “Rust-Eating” mushroom — a miracle drug that purifies all rust — to save his dying teacher.
During his journey, Bisco encounters Miro Nekoyanagi, a good-looking young doctor at Imihama, and together they search for a countermeasure against the rust consuming Miro’s beloved big sister.
Sabikui Bisco is a series of Japanese light novels written by Shinji Cobkubo and illustrated by K Akagashi, featuring mocha world-building art. ASCII Media Works has released six volumes since March 2018 under its Dengeki Bunko label. A manga adaptation with art by Yūsuke Takahashi was serialized online between April 2019 and March 2021 through the online manga magazine Manga UP! From Square Enix. It has been collected in two tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation of OZ has been announced.
During the “Kadokawa Light Novel Expo” event, it was announced that the series will receive an adaptation of the OZ anime television series. Atsushi Ikariya is directing the series, with Sadayuki Murai writing the series scripts, Ai Asari and Ikariya designing the characters, and Takeshi Ueda and Hinako Tsubakiyama composing the music for the series.
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