Kodansha Comics released the first volume of Seita Horio‘s Kokkoku: Moment by Moment volume digitally in English on Tuesday. Retailer Amazon also previously listed a digital release of Yae Utsumi’s Until Your Bones Rot (Hone ga Kusaru Made) manga from Kodansha Comics, but the listing as since been removed.
Kodansha describes Kokkoku: Moment by Moment:
In order to save her brother and nephew who have been kidnapped by a mysterious religious group known as the Genuine Love Society, Juri and her family cast a spell using a stone hidden by her grandfather to enter the world of stopped time known as Stasis. However, when they infiltrate the kidnapper’s base, they’re met by other people who can also move about freely. With grotesque creatures lurking about, will they be able to escape the parallel world and return to their normal lives?!
Kokkoku, Horio’s debut series, launched in Kodansha‘s Morning Two magazine in 2008. Horio ended the series in 2014 and Kodansha published a total of eight compiled volumes. The manga was nominated for a Manga Taisho Award in 2011.
Anime studio Geno Studio posted a teaser visual for an anime project labelled as “Kokkoku” on Tuesday, but it has not confirmed whether the project is related to Horio’s manga.
Thanks to Morgan for the news tip.