Crunchyroll’s ever-growing selection of manga (i.e. Crunchyroll Manga) gets a big shot in the arm tomorrow with the addition of the bold fantasy epic The Tenth Prism.
Background and story
From the bestselling author Masahito Soda, creator of Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M – which sold over 8.3 million copies – and the kart racing manga Capeta (which sold over 6 million), comes The Tenth Prism. Soda’s new epic fantasy marks his entry into the genre, and is certain to be yet another hit.
“In the distant future, or perhaps the past, a small country – the “Kingdom of Bones” – discovered a forbidden technology previously unbeknownst to man, and plunged the world into fear and despair.”
With an illustrious history stretching back to antiquity, the Kingdom of Karan – loved by its citizens and neighbors alike – existed in peace and in harmony with nature. After the kingdom’s fall, however, its citizens scattered in exile across regions, and hope for its restoration rested on one small boy – the kingdom’s prince, Tsunashi.
Though he is reluctant to take on the task of reviving the kingdom, the prince’s patched right eye conceals the mark of the prophesied savior: the Eye of Gold. When the Kingdom of Bones’ advance intensifies, a skillful ploy by a vassal finally removes the seal on the prince’s power. With threat from the mysterious Kingdom of Bones growing by the second, the curtain opens on Tsunashi’s journey to harness his concealed powers and fight for his kingdom.