Magic: The Gathering is officially getting a tie-in manga series.
In August, Takuma Yokota (Shudan!) teamed up with fellow manga creator Katsura Ise to produce a one-shot manga titled Subete no Jinsei wo Hakai Suru. Sorera wa Saisei Dekinai, which roughly translates to “Destroy All Humans. They Can’t Be Regenerated.” The series will release in the January issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace. Yokota is working in conjunction with the Wizards of the Coast, which owns the game, on the manga.
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A “youth graffiti” manga, the story centers around two teenagers who play Magic: The Gathering during the original heyday of the game during the 1990s. While the story was initially produced as a standalone story, the success of the one-shot has prompted an expansion of the series.
Magic: The Gathering, which was first released in 1993, is considered one of the first trading card games. The manga's title is actually a reference to one of the older cards in the game, called Wrath of God. The card's textbox says, “Destroy all creatures. They can’t be regenerated.”
The next Subete no Jinsei wo Hakai Suru. Sorera wa Saisei Dekinai story will premiere in the January issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace, which is scheduled to be released Nov. 24.