Prophecy (manga)

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Prophecy
Prophecy manga.jpg
Cover of the first Japanese volume
予告犯
(Yokokuhan)
GenreThriller[1]
Manga
Written byTetsuya Tsutsui
Published byShueisha
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
MagazineJump X
Original run2011August 2013
Volumes3
Manga
Yokokuhan: The Copycat
Written byTetsuya Tsutsui
Illustrated byFumio Obata
Published byShueisha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineJump X (2014)
Young Jump
(2015)
Original runMay 20142015
Volumes3
Live-action film
Directed byYoshihiro Nakamura
Written byTamio Hayashi
Music byTakashi Ōmama
StudioWOWOW Films
C&I Entertainment
Released
  • June 6, 2015 (2015-06-06)
Television drama
Yokokuhan: The Pain
Directed byYoshihiro Nakamura
Katsutoshi Hirabayashi
Megumi Sawada
Written byTamio Hayashi
Hiroshi Tanaka
Music byTakashi Ōmama
Original networkWOWOW
Original run June 7, 2015 July 5, 2015
Episodes5
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Prophecy (Japanese: 予告犯, Hepburn: Yokokuhan, lit. "Advance Notice Crime") is a Japanese suspense action seinen manga series written and illustrated by Tetsuya Tsutsui.

Publication[edit]

Published by Shueisha, it was serialized in Jump X magazine from 2011 to August 2013,[2] and compiled into three volumes published from April 2012 to September 2013.[3][4] It was published in Brazil by Editora JBC,[5] in French by Ki-oon[6] and in North America by Vertical.[2]

A spin-off manga titled Yokokuhan: The Copycat and illustrated by Fumio Obata started to be published on Jump X in May 2014.[7][8] With the magazine discontinuation in October 2014, the series moved to Young Jump[9] in March 2015.[10] Yokokuhan: The Copycat's three volumes were published between April 2015 and August 2015.[11][12] It was licensed in France by Ki-oon.[13]

A side-off light novel titled Yokokuhan: The Chaser was published on May 19, 2015.[14]

Volumes[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 April 10, 2012[3]ISBN 978-4-08-879310-8November 18, 2014[15]ISBN 978-1-939130-59-4
2 December 10, 2012[16]ISBN 978-4-08-879495-2January 27, 2015ISBN 978-1-939130-77-8
3 September 10, 2013[4]ISBN 978-4-08-879680-2March 31, 2015[17]ISBN 978-1-939130-78-5

Yokokuhan: The Copycat[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 April 17, 2015[11]ISBN 978-4-08-890036-0
2 May 19, 2015[18]ISBN 978-4-08-890169-5
3 August 19, 2015[12]ISBN 978-4-08-890294-4

Film[edit]

A live action film adaptation directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura was released on June 6, 2015.[19] Its North American premiere was held during the LA EigaFest in September 2015.[20] The film was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 4, 2015 by TC Entertainment.[21]

Cast[edit]

Drama[edit]

Under the title of Yokokuhan: The Pain (予告犯 -THE PAIN-), a Japanese television drama ran for five episodes on WOWOW[22] between June 7, 2015 to July 5, 2015.[citation needed] Supervised by the film director Yoshihiro Nakamura, it was directed by Nakamura himself, Katsutoshi Hirabayashi and Megumi Sawada, with episodes screenplayed by Tamio Hayashi and Hiroshi Tanaka.[23] It starred Noriyuki Higashiyama and Erika Toda reprises her role from the film.[23] A soundtrack of the series was released on June 3, 2015 by Anchor Records, with all tracks composed by Takashi Omama, the drama's main composer.[23] All episodes were released on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 4, 2015 by TC Entertainment.[24]

Reception[edit]

Volume 3 reached the 45th place on the weekly Oricon manga charts and, as of September 15, 2013, has sold 20,871 copies.[25]

On Anime News Network, Rebecca Silverman gave volume 1 an overall grade of A−.[26] On manga-news.com, the series has a staff grade of 16 out of 20.[6]

The film earned ¥199 million (US$1.6 million) on its opening weekend in Japan[27] and a total of ¥553 million (US$4.48 million) so far.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Network of Terror". Vertical, Inc. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Vertical Adds Tetsuya Tsutui's Prophecy Manga". Anime News Network. September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  3. ^ a b 予告犯 1 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  4. ^ a b 予告犯 3 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "Mangá Prophecy" (in Portuguese). Editora JBC. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Prophecy". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Tetsuya Tsutsui's Prophecy Manga Gets Film Adaptation, Spinoff". Anime News Network. April 7, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Spin-off pour Prophecy". manga-news.com (in French). April 8, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Shueisha's Jump X Magazine's Series' Fates Announced". Anime News Network. October 13, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  10. ^ =筒井哲也「予告犯」のスピンオフがYJで再開、もののがたり&黒の読切も. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. March 12, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  11. ^ a b 予告犯─THE COPYCAT─ 1 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  12. ^ a b 予告犯─THE COPYCAT─ 3 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  13. ^ "Paperboy revient chez Ki-oon avec Prophecy [The Copycat] !". manga-news.com (in French). February 5, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  14. ^ 予告犯 THE CHASER (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  15. ^ "North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 16-22". Anime News Network. November 19, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  16. ^ 予告犯 2 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  17. ^ "North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 29-April 4". Anime News Network. March 31, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  18. ^ 予告犯─THE COPYCAT─ 2 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  19. ^ "Live-Action Prophecy/Yokokuhan Teaser Unveils June 6 Premiere". Anime News Network. December 20, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  20. ^ "LA EigaFest Hosts Kenshin Director & Actor Aoki, Prophecy Film". Anime News Network. September 21, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  21. ^ 予告犯 Blu-ray&DVD 12.4発売! (in Japanese). Yokokuhan official website. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  22. ^ エピソード (in Japanese). WOWOW. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  23. ^ a b c キャスト・スタッフ (in Japanese). WOWOW. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  24. ^ 連続ドラマW 予告犯-THE PAIN- Blu-ray&DVD 12.4発売! (in Japanese). WOWOW. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  25. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, September 9-15". Anime News Network. September 19, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  26. ^ Rebecca Silverman (January 4, 2015). "Prophecy GN 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  27. ^ "Japan Box Office Report – 6/6~6/7". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. June 9, 2015. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  28. ^ Kevin Ma (June 18, 2015). "Idol anime is surprise Japan box office hit". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015. Retrieved June 18, 2015.

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