Silent Möbius Paranormal Police Manga Gets Stage Play
Artist Kia Asamiya announced on Saturday that a stage play adaptation of his paranormal police manga series Silent Möbius has been green-lit. He promised that more details will soon follow.
Asamiya added that he will host a booth at the Treasure Festa event at the Tokyo Big Sight venue on Sunday. The booth will display a new Silent Möbius figure line, and GVG (Girls.Voice.Gothic), the voice actress unit that he produces, will perform a live concert. To commemorate the new figure line, the booth is offering exclusive art prints (shown above) with frame and certificate of authenticity for 30,000 yen (about US$250).
Kia Asamiya launched the Silent Möbius manga in 1988 and has since published various spinoffs and side stories. The most recent series, Silent Möbius QD, ran from 2013 to 2015. The original manga deals with Attacked Mystification Police (AMP), an elite all-female unit who protects Tokyo from Lucifer Hawks and other supernatural creatures in the 2020s.
Viz published the 12 volumes of the original manga in North America in monthly issues and later in compiled volumes. Udon Entertainment announced in 2009 that it planned to republish the original manga as they were published in Japan, including the later Silent Möbius Tales and Silent Möbius Klein volumes, but the company has since only published four volumes, covering the first story-arc.
The first manga spawned two theatrical anime films in 1991 and 1992, a 26-episode television anime series in 1998, and a historical live-action reimagining on home video in 1993. Streamline Pictures released the first anime movie, while Bandai Entertainment released both anime movies and the television series. This year, D4 Enterprise offered a new version of Gainax‘s 1990 Silent Möbius PC-9801 game that plays on modern Windows computers.