Asaura, Creator of Lycoris Recoil, Launches Double Helix Blossom Manga
The mind behind the original creation of Lycoris Recoil, Asaura, along with an artist named Gomeyuki Nishima, have commenced another manga with the title Double Helix Blossom. This was featured in Shogakukan‘s Weekly Coro Coro Comic magazine on a recent Monday. Characters are brought to life by SWAV, also known for its work on Tsui no Stella.
The narrative of this manga takes place in a not-so-distant future. The story unfolds with Kiku Shinonome, a law enforcement agent, rising from a 60-year cryogenic slumber, initiated to delay a potentially lethal injury. Upon her awakening, she finds herself in a world alien to her, and she has to partner with Kyo Tsukisagari, a notorious criminal endowed with telepathic abilities. This unlikely duo collaborates to unravel mysteries of the supernatural, despite their clashing personalities.
The team behind Double Helix Blossom also has a board game on the drawing board. Masato Uesugi and Noriaki Watanabe, known for their contribution to the Kaiju on the Earth: Vulcanus board game, are the brains behind this game. SWAV will be responsible for the illustrations. A related manga, drawn by Hirō Nakamichi (known for After School Dice Club), was inspired by Kaiju on the Earth: Vulcanus, and it debuted on Shogakukan‘s Sunday Webry website last December 24.
The original anime series Lycoris Recoil was unveiled in July 2022, under the direction and scripted by Shingo Adachi. The series was broadcasted in Japan on Crunchyroll, which also provided an English dub version. Similar to Double Helix Blossom, Lycoris Recoil also featured a pair of diverse protagonists, set in a future scenario, and concentrating on vigilante executioners. A new animated project based on the series is reportedly in the works.
The creator Asaura was also responsible for the launch of the action-comedy light novel series Ben-To in 2008 which came to a conclusion with its 12th volume in 2014. A television anime adaptation of this series, consisting of 12 episodes, was announced in 2011. In 2014, Funimation broadcasted the series, releasing it later the same year both on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.