Japanese special edition release of manga Volume Six will come with an anime pack-in bonus
Kyochu Retto ("The Island of Giant Insects") - a survival-horror manga written by Yasutaka Fujimi and illustrated by REDICE about a group of students who become stranded on a remote island swarming with gigantic, man-eating arthropods - is being adapted into an anime that will be included as a bonus with the Japanese special edition release of the sixth volume of the manga.
The staff for the anime adaptation of Kyochu Retto includes:
- Chief director: Takeo Takahashi
- Screenplay: Shigeru Morita
- Character design: Takayuki Noguchi
- Animation production: Passione
Kyochu Retto is serialized in Akita Shoten's CHAMPION CROSS digital manga magazine, and five collected volumes have also been published in print in Japan. The story follows Mutsumi Oribe, a 2nd year high school student, and her classmates, who wash up on a seemingly deserted island after surviving a plane crash, only to be attacked by giant insects. With the help of Mutsumi's survival skills and encyclopedic knowledge of entomology, the group attempts to live long enough for rescue to arrive.
The sixth volume of Kyochu Retto will be released in Japan on June 20, 2019.
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