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Alkali Underachiever’ Vocaloid Song by Kairiki Bear Inspires Manga, Out August 12

(Last Updated On: July 19, 2023)

In the latest issue of Kadokawa’s Comic Gene magazine, it was revealed last Friday that Mahiro Satou will be debuting the manga adaptation of Kairiki Bear’s popular Vocaloid song, “Alkali Rettōsei” (Alkali Underachiever), in the upcoming issue on August 12.

This manga will be based on the novelization of the song’s story by Kinosaki and illustrator Kurowa, which will be released by Kadokawa’s MF Bunko J imprint on August 25.

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Kairiki Bear initially released the song on Nico Nico and YouTube back in November 2016. The song gained further prominence when it was featured in NHN PlayArt Corp.’s #COMPASS smartphone game, which was launched just a month later in December 2016.

Alkali Underachiever'

Satou, known for their previous work on the manga adaptation of JIN’s Kagerou Project Vocaloid song series, titled Kagerou Daze, began serialization in Comic Gene in June 2012. This manga concluded its run in February 2019, with Kadokawa publishing a total of 13 compiled volumes. Yen Press handles the publication of both the light novel series and manga in North America.

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The Kagerou Project series not only spawned a 12-episode television anime adaptation called Mekaku City Actors in 2014 but also a short anime film titled MX4D Kagerou Daze -in a days-, which premiered in Japan in November 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the anime series as it aired in Japan, while Sidu, the illustrator of the novels and music videos, made her directorial debut with the film.

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Source | Comic Gene’s website

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