Orochi: Blood

Orochi: Blood (おろち) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kazuo Umezu. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from June 1969 to August 1970. It follows the story of Orochi, a woman with a young appearance and supernatural powers and how she observes people's lives and the consequences of their hidden actions. The story contains several varying elements such as paranormal and psychological themes.

Orochi: Blood
おろち
Manga
Written byKazuo Umezu
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
ImprintAkita Sunday Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Sunday
Original runJune 15, 1969August 23, 1970
Volumes6
Live-action film
Directed byNorio Tsuruta
Written byHiroshi Takahashi
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2008 (2008-09-20)
Runtime107 minutes
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In 2008, It was adapted into a live action film.[1][2][3]

In North America, it was licensed for an English language release by Viz Media.

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Orochi was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from June 15, 1969 to August 23, 1970.[5][6] Akita Shoten published its individual chapters into six tankōbon volumes between April 23 and September 23, 1971.[7][8] In 2005, Shogakukan re-released the series into four-volume deluxe edition.[9][10]

In North America, the manga was licensed for an English language release by Viz Media and just one volume was published on September 5, 2002.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liz Shackleton (2008-02-08). "Japan's Toei lands in Berlin with Orochi: Blood". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  2. ^ おろち. eiga.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  3. ^ Andrew Mack (2007-11-20). "What? Another manga adaptation? Kazuo Umezu's 'Orochi: Blood'". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  4. ^ a b c d "Orochi". fantasiafest.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  5. ^ 週刊少年サンデー 1969/06/15 表示号数25 (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  6. ^ 週刊少年サンデー 1970/08/23 表示号数35 (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  7. ^ おろち 第1巻 (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  8. ^ おろち 第6巻 (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  9. ^ おろち 1 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  10. ^ おろち 4 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "Orochi: Blood". Amazon. Retrieved September 13, 2019.

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