Yet, another popular indie game is receiving an official manga adaptation as OMOCAT’s adventure game OMORI will be serialized in Kodansha’s Seinen magazine Monthly Afternoon.
Illustrations for the OMORI manga adaptation will be handled by Konoito Nui who already shared a visual of the manga in the official announcement. Konoito also shared via their official X (or Twitter) that they’re working closely with OMOCAT on this project. This is so that the story can be enjoyed by both long-time fans and new people who haven’t played the game.
an OMORI manga adaption will be serialized in Kodansha’s seinen magazine, Monthly Afternoon, illustrated by Nui Konoito-san [此糸 縫（このいと ぬい）]. the manga will be made for both longtime fans of the game and for a new audience experiencing the story for the first time. pic.twitter.com/HUP2SfWMuf
— OMORI (@OMORI_GAME) November 22, 2023
As of now, there is no confirmation on when the actual date of its serialization and target release date is, nor is there any mention of the manga being localized in English. This is a funny twist considering the game was released in English, only receiving its Japanese version a year after its debut.
In case you’re unfamiliar, OMORI is an RPG developed and published by indie studio OMOCAT based on their webcomic series of the same name. It sold millions of copies, especially the Nintendo Switch version in Japan.
The story is described by its website:
“Explore a strange world full of colorful friends and foes. Navigate through the vibrant and the mundane in order to uncover a forgotten past.
When the time comes, the path you’ve chosen will determine your fate… and perhaps the fate of others as well.”
OMORI the game was released on December 25, 2020, andit is available for the PC via Steam, PS4, Xbox X|S, and Nintendo Switch.
It’s big news for the fans of OMORI, but considering that there was another popular indie game that received such adaptation, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.