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The King’s Beast – Dawn of the Arcana’s World Returns With Vengeful Fangs

There’s a new manga coming from VIZ by Rei Toma called The King’s Beast. The story is about the twisted relationship between beast servants and royals and the realization that things are never as black and white as they seem.

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The manga will tell the story of Ajin boys who show signs of special abilities and are conscripted to serve in the imperial palace as beast-servants – status symbols and shields for their royal masters, to be kept or discarded on a whim.

When they were children, Rangetsu’s twin brother Sogetsu was ripped from her arms and sent to the palace to attend Prince Tenyou as a beast-servant, where he quickly fell victim to bloody dynastic intrigues. Now in a world that promises only bitterness Rangetsu’s one hope at avenging her brother is to disguise herself as a man and find a way into the palace.

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Prince Tenyou is not what Rangetsu expected, and the political currents in the palace run deep and strange. Does Rangetsu have any chance of finding justice for her brother, or will she just become another Ajin casualty in the game of kings?

If you think this story sounds like something you would be interested in you can look out for it on Amazon and VIZ’s website. The book will be available starting February 2nd, 2021. To pre-order your copy you can do so by clicking the link here.

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