Eko Eko Azarak (manga)

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Eko Eko Azarak
Eko Eko Azarak.jpg
Cover of the first volume of Eko Eko Azarak, published in 1976
エコエコアザラク
(Eko Eko Azaraku)
GenreHorror
Manga
Written byShinichi Koga [ja]
Published byAkita Shoten
DemographicShōnen
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Champion
Original runSeptember 1, 1975March, 1979
Volumes19
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak -Wizard of Darkness-
Directed byShimako Sato
ReleasedApril 8, 1995
Runtime80 minutes
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak II -Birth of the Wizard-
Directed byShimako Sato
ReleasedApril 20, 1996
Runtime83 minutes
Television drama
Original run February 1, 1997 May 31, 1997
Episodes18
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak III -Misa The Dark Angel-
Directed byKatsuhito Ueno
ReleasedJanuary 15, 1998
Runtime95 minutes
Television drama
Eko Eko Azarak -eye-
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run January 6, 2004 March 30, 2004
Episodes13
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak R-page
Directed byTaichi Ito
StudioAvex Entertainment, Inc.
Released2006
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak B-page
Directed byTaichi Ito
StudioAvex Entertainment, Inc.
Released2006
Original video animation
Directed byNagae Toshikazu
StudioToei Animation
ReleasedJanuary 30, 2007
Runtime24 minutes
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Eko Eko Azarak (Japanese: エコエコアザラク, Hepburn: Eko Eko Azaraku) is a Japanese horror manga series by Shinichi Koga [ja].[1] It has been adapted into a live action film series with six films, two Japanese television drama series and an original video animation.

Plot[edit]

According to her fellow students, Misa is a star student and an idol of the classroom. However, she is also a young witch who goes from school to school using black magic in order to enact chaotic and brutal justice. Along the way, her strange past is revealed.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga was published by Akita Shoten, with serialization on Weekly Shōnen Champion from September 1, 1975 to April 9, 1979[2] and compiled into 19 volumes[3] published from March 1976[4] to July 1979.[5]

Films[edit]

  • Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (1995)
  • Eko Eko Azarak II: Birth of the Wizard (1996)
  • Eko Eko Azarak III: Misa The Dark Angel (1998)
  • Eko Eko Azarak IV: Awakening (2001)
  • Eko Eko Azarak: R-page (2006)[6]
  • Eko Eko Azarak: B-page (2006)[6]
  • "Eko Eko Azarak: Kuroi Misa First Episode" (2011)

Dramas[edit]

A live-action school horror drama series was broadcast from February 1 to May 31, 1997 on TV Tokyo,[7] consisting of 26 episodes. The cast included Hinako Saeki as Misa Kuroi and also Rie Imamura [ja], Banhō Chō [ja], Jirō Dan and Rumi Sakakibara [ja].[7] In 2004, another horror drama series named Eko Eko Azarak -eye- (エコエコアザラク〜眼〜, Eko Eko Azaraku ~Manako~) was broadcast from January 6 to March 30, also on TV Tokyo,[8] with 13 episodes. The cast included Natsuhi Ueno [ja] as Misa Kuroi and also Yoko Mitsuya, Sayuri Anzu [ja] and Aiko Kayō.[8]

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation by Toei Animation was released as an OVA on January 30, 2007.[1]

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ga-nime, Toei Team up on Two New Shows". Anime News Network. November 23, 2006. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  2. ^ 雑誌掲載作品:週刊少年チャンピオン エコエコアザラク(古賀新一). Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  3. ^ 単行本全巻:エコエコアザラク(少年チャンピオン・コミックス). Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  4. ^ 単行本:エコエコアザラク(少年チャンピオン・コミックス)第1巻. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  5. ^ 単行本:エコエコアザラク(少年チャンピオン・コミックス)第19巻. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Eko Eko Azarak: trailers". Anime News Network. December 12, 2006. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "EKO EKO AZARAK エコエコアザラク(1997)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  8. ^ a b エコエコアザラク~眼~(2004). allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

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