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)
Genre Horror
Manga
Written by Shinichi Koga (ja)
Published by Akita Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion
Original run September 1, 1975March, 1979
Volumes 19
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak -Wizard of Darkness-
Directed by Shimako Sato
Released April 8, 1995
Runtime 80
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak II -Birth of the Wizard-
Directed by Shimako Sato
Released April 20, 1996
Runtime 83
Television drama
Original run February 1, 1997May 31, 1997
Episodes 18
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak III -Misa The Dark Angel-
Directed by Katsuhito Ueno
Released January 15, 1998
Runtime 95
Television drama
Eko Eko Azarak -eye-
Network TV Tokyo
Original run January 6, 2004March 30, 2004
Episodes 13
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak R-page
Directed by Taichi Ito
Studio Avex Entertainment, Inc.
Released 2006
Live-action film
Eko Eko Azarak B-page
Directed by Taichi Ito
Studio Avex Entertainment, Inc.
Released 2006
Original video animation
Directed by Nagae Toshikazu
Studio Toei Animation
Released January 30, 2007

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]

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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