Siren getting new manga adaptation
posted on 04.17.14 at 12:53 AM EDT by (@iiotenki)
Siren: The Call of the Red Sea overseen by series vets.


Siren is getting a new manga adaptation to commemorate the horror series’ tenth anniversary, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced on Twitter.

The second manga adaptation for the series after 2005’s Siren: Eternal Siren, this year’s new series is titled Siren: The Call of the Red Sea and will be drawn by horror manga newcomer Wataru Kamio.

Its storyline is said to be completely new and will be overseen by series veterans including director Keiichiro Toyama and scenario writer Naoko Sato. Somewhat unique to an adaptation of its kind, Sony has stated that its staff members that are involved in the creation of the manga will have complete editorial control over Kamio’s work in the series.

The series is set to run in multiple parts over several months, beginning with a preview running in the newly released spring issue of quarterly manga magazine Shin Mimibukuro Atmos, which is known for publishing offbeat stories. Afterwards, the story will continue in the magazine’s July, October, and December issues.

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  • Thomas James

    For the record, the name of the artist is a little bit murky at the moment; I’m 99% certain I read the kanji correctly, but since he appears to have no previous manga industry history as a published author, I can’t verify it for sure yet since most kanji have multiple plausible readings in names. I’ve reached out to Sony for clarification and will edit the article if necessary if it turns out my reading is incorrect.

  • Gildrien

    Pretty nice! I really hope the manga works out well and that SCEJ would still release a new title for playstation.

  • MrFinalgamer

    You know what’s a better way to celebrate a 10th anniversary, Sony? How about making a game for it? It’s easy, just have Team Siren hurry up with Gravity Rush 2, and then they’re all free to do this! It’s a win-win!

    • Kenny ケニー

      Siren blood curse sucked so hard, if they want make a new game i hope it is more like siren 1 and 2, plus gravity rush is better than Siren blood curse so i prefer them taking more patients in making gravity rush 2.

      • MrFinalgamer

        I just want to see SOMETHING for GR2. I mean they showed a teaser that wasn’t even a minute long at TGS, and haven’t showed a thing since. If they showed something at E3, it’d be more than happy.

      • Budgiecat

        be quiet it was cool

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    Siren PS4 Now

  • Elvick

    Sweet. :D

    Didn’t the director mention how he wanted to do more experimental, short horror games? I hope after GR2 he can do some of that. Then work on GR3. :P

  • Adol Christin

    I think the episodic nature of the last Siren game would work well on the Vita. A new Siren game, designed to play on the go just for the Vita,

  • PrinceHeir

    Remake of Forbidden Siren please :)

    • EvE

      Already has.. well sorta..