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Indian Film Baahubali Gets Manga Adaptation by Akira Fukaya

Indian Film Baahubali Gets Manga Adaptation by Akira FukayaWhen we write reports with the words “manga,” “live-action” and “adaptation,” 99% of the time we’re talking page to screen. But this time, a live-action film is getting turned into a manga—and it’s an international production.

Baahubali, a popular series of epic action films from India, will be getting manga-ized by Akira Fukaya, former special effects artist and author of manga like Hakobiya Ken and Tetsuo: The Bullet Man, another film adaptation.

Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion are reportedly India’s most expensive film franchise. The films did well at the domestic and international box office, with the first making $20 million in the U.S. alone. The films tell the tale of a young man destined to embark on a heroic quest who must battle an evil tyrant.

Fukaya’s manga-ized Baahubali will be out in June via Gentosha Comics.

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.