The wraparound on the first volume of Kometokaite Meter’s web manga Narudoma/ナルどマ (Nar Doma) has announced the anime adaptation of the series currently being produced. The anime itself will be shown sometime later this year, with it’s name being a wordplay on both main male leads in the manga.
Narudoma (Nar Doma) is an online manga written and illustrated by Kometokaite Meter. The series began in 2013 and is available online for free on Comico’s service. The manga has been downloaded over seven million times on Comico’s mobile app and one tankubon volume is out so far.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“The “unorthodox hard surreal gag” comedy centers around the narcissistic (narushi na) Hagito and the masochistic (domazo na) Kei. Together they are “Narudoma.”
Hagito is a handsome yet pitiful man with a loli complex. Anytime, anywhere, a mirror is his constant companion. Surrounding him are a host of highly idiosyncratic characters: the diehard masochist Kei, the unnaturally strong yet girlish Totono, the exceedingly stylish working stiff Saitō, and the extraordinarily negative Roku. Even the one normal guy has his own issues.”
The Narudoma anime is currently scheduled to air in 2015.
What is notable about this is the first online manga from smartphone manga service Comico (which owned by NHN Playart) to be adapted into an anime. The service offers many up and coming young mangakas to use this as a new medium to promote their work for downloads. As for now, the service currently offers 112 titles on the table.
Does that mean more and more people will read manga via such service instead of more traditional weekly, bi-weekly or monthly comic like Shonen Jump for example? The popularity of this particular series might offer a tantalizing glimpse into such a possibility.
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