Author Keiga Ōsawa draws manga adaptation of novel Rokunin no Usotsuki na Daigakusei
Kodoani.com – The June issue of Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine revealed on Wednesday that the novel Rokunin no Usotsuki na Daigakusei (Six Lying College Students) by novelist Akinari Asakura is getting a manga adaptation by Keiga Ōsawa titled Rokunin no Usotsuki no Daigakusei: Plus One in the magazine’s next issue in June. The manga will have the same premise as the novel, but will feature “initial developments.” Iqura Sugimoto is credited for the character designs.
The novel focuses on six college students applying to a reputable IT company that are recruiting prospects right after graduation. The company asked six students to get together and discuss possible team work. While they thought they would all be in the company, the students were asked in the middle of the process that they had to decide for themselves which of them would get the job, which turned them all into competitors. together. To heighten their paranoia, each person receives an envelope that says one of the group is a murderer.
The novel premieres in March 2021.
Asakura is the writer of Show-ha Shoten! manga drawn by Death Note and Platinum End artist Takeshi Obata. The pair launched the manga in Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine in October 2021, and Shueisha published the manga’s second compiled book volume on May 2.