Omocat’s 2020 role-playing game Omori is making the leap to the page with the announcement that a manga adaptation is in the works.
The reveal came from the game’s official Twitter account, which shared an illustration by Nui Konoito, who will be handling the art. According to the tweet, the Omori manga will be serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon, a seinen magazine that currently runs series like Land of the Lustrous, Heavenly Delusion, and Vinland Saga. It adds that “the manga will be made for both longtime fans of the game and for a new audience experiencing the story for the first time.”
The Monthly Afternoon Twitter describes Konoito as a “talented up-and-coming artist.”
Full of heavy themes, Omori was met with acclaim when it launched on Steam. The Japanese release followed in 2021, and Omori has since made its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. The game’s story centers on a teenage shut-in and his alter-ego, Omori, and features multiple possible endings. Omori has its ups and downs, and the story and the balance it shares with gameplay won’t be for everyone, but when it clicks, it really clicks.
It’s unclear just how close the manga will stick to the story of the game. The art style is certainly suited for manga, and the subject matter is a nice fit for a magazine like Monthly Afternoon. As for when, a start date hasn’t been listed for the serialization yet.