Kadokawa To Adapt Literary Classics Including The Alchemist, The Great Gatsby & Many More Into Manga

The Alchemist And The Great Gatsby

KADOKAWA has announced the launch of a new initiative titled ‘KADOKAWA Masterpiece Comics (KMC)’ dedicated to adapting classic literature, from Japan and other parts of the world, into manga.

A website for KMC was unveiled on June 3, 2024, to commemorate the announcement.


The inaugural line-up of classics which are getting adapted into manga include:

  • The Silent Miaow by Paul Gallico, illustrated by Katana Sajima, set for release on July 20.
  • The Legends of Tono by Kunio Yanagita, illustrated by Kujiraba, scheduled for September.
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, illustrated by Tamaki Nakamura, slated for November.
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui, illustrated by Hiroaki Terada, planned for January 2025.
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, artist to be decided, expected in March 2025.

KMC’s mission is to curate stories that will be celebrated as masterpieces even a century from now. Checkout their official statement below:

From world-renowned masterpieces to hidden gems.

We’ve handpicked timeless masterpieces destined to be loved for centuries and transformed them into manga.

Our artists are the brightest up-and-coming talents from Japan.
Experience the stories you love like never before, only with our collection “KADOKAWA Masterpiece Comics”

In a world filled with questions – How should we live? How do we escape the grip of doubt and worry? What wisdom and culture do we need now? – comes a collection of stories to empower and inspire.

KADOKAWA presents these timeless tales, reimagined and ready to stir the soul, not just in Japan but across the globe.

Brace yourself for a groundbreaking journey into learning, a fresh horizon exclusively for the discerning adult. Stay tuned – the future of storytelling unfolds here and now.

Source: KMC’s Official website, Comic Natalie

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