Manga distributor Seven Seas has announced that they picked up the rights to Aoi Sekai no Chūshin de, a fantasy parody of the Sega versus Nintendo console wars set as an RPG-like fantasy conflict. The recently anime-adapted series will be published as World War Blue, with volume one of the manga by Anastasia Shestakova and Crimson (of eroge doujinshi fame) released in July. Volume 2 will follow one month later, in August, and Volume 3 in November.
“World War Blue is like Hetalia for gamers,” says Jason DeAngelis, publisher of Seven Seas Entertainment. “Each character is a satiric embodiment of a popular video game character, locked in a desperate battle that represents an important era in video game history.”
World War Blue
In the continent of Consume, an endless war rages between bitter rivals: the Segua Kingdom vs. the Ninteldo Empire. Upon his dinosaur steed, the stern Emperor Marcus has led the Ninteldo Empire to near-victory. Now, with the majority of Consume under its control, Ninteldo has Segua up against the ropes.
Enter a fleet-footed lad named Gear, who seeks vengeance against Ninteldo for his brother’s death. After joining Segua’s Army, Gear is enlisted in the Special Forces, due to his amazing speed. Yet the inexperienced, hasty youth may not be ready for the realities of war—or he may just become the Segua Empire’s last and greatest hope.