Sakuna will have its first-ever manga adaptation appear digitally in Japan. The new manga, titled Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – Gods of Ikusadatara, will be available for free on Hero’s online comic platform. The first chapter will appear on November 26, 2021.
The Sakuna manga is one of the five titles that Hero’s will add to the platform to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Jiji and Pinch will create the manga adaptation of Edelweiss’ popular action RPG. Marvelous will help as a supervisor to make sure it stays true to the Sakuna universe.
Gods of Ikusadatara will tell a different story from the original game. Sakuna discovers a mysterious berry while hunting for food ingredients. When Sakuna opens the berry, she finds twin babies that will drastically change her daily life.
While this is the first manga adaptation for Sakuna, it is not the first written publication for the franchise. Shueisha had previously released a novel adaptation of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin on October 4, 2021. The novel tells the story of Sakuna’s friend Kokorowa after events in the original game had ended.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – Gods of Ikusadatara will begin appearing on Hero’s online manga platform on November 26, 2021. It will be loosely based on the video game available immediately on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The game has surpassed 1 million units in sales as of June 2021.