Dreams do come true, my friends—at least for fans of Kazuya Minekura’s Wild Adapter, which has been on hiatus since 2009 due to its creator’s health problems and rumored conflicts with the series’ original publisher, Tokuma Shoten.
It’s no secret that we’re big fans here at Manga Bookshelf, and we’ve been following the news of this series’ possible resurrection since its move to Ichijisha in 2011. Back in August of last year, it was announced that new chapters would begin appearing sometime this spring, and ANN has now reported that the relaunch has begun!
Fans on Twitter have questioned whether the series still has a large enough fanbase to successfully continue, and all we can say here is… DAMN, we hope so.
For more on why we feel that way, check out our Wild Adapter MMF archive, and these posts in particular:
- Introduction to Wild Adapter
- BL Bookrack: Wild Adapter Roundtable (with special guest David Welsh)
- 3 Things Thursday: Wild Adapter
- Fanservice Friday: The Human Touch
- Let’s Get Visual: Wild Adapter
What say you, readers? Any Wild Adapter fans still out there? Stand up and be counted!
AshLynx saysMay 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm
Sounds like something I’d get if Viz were to rescue the license.
Melinda Beasi saysMay 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm
Yeah, I think you’d absolutely love it. It’s definitely your kind of manga.
AshLynx saysMay 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm
Speaking of “my kind of manga”, how come I haven’t seen any Crater mention on the bookshelf? They’ve finally went live and sold a good 300 books so far (I’ve supported it too), and I must own all Tezuka so yeah.
Melinda Beasi saysMay 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Because I’m super lazy about posting press releases? :D
AshLynx saysMay 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm
I really hope they give out numbers in pledge order, cus then I’ll get one around the 60s! They’re up to almost 400 books! Their website claims the first 350 people get an Ambassador Magma animation cel, I’ll get to see if that’s true!
Lorin saysMay 20, 2013 at 1:52 am
This is so exciting! I’ve been eagerly following every scrap of news on this since the move to Ichijinsha was announced. Now the only question is if we’ll ever get it continued in English. I know that Chuang Yi in Singapore was releasing it, but I don’t think that they ever got past volume 4. I’ll probably buy the Japanese tankoban regardless, but it sure would be nice to have it in a language that I can actually read fluently. :D
I’ll be right there with you waving that license-rescue banner!
Melinda Beasi saysMay 20, 2013 at 8:51 am
This is one of the few series for which even I would probably buy the Japanese volumes if it doesn’t get picked up for North American release (and I’m loathe to buy things I can’t read). My hope is that if the continuation lasts long enough in Japan, that might be incentive for a license rescue.