Yatsuhashi Hachi launches manga on September 28
This year’s October issue of Ichijinsha‘s Comic Zero Sum magazine revealed on Friday that KOEI Tecmo Games’ Ruby Party brand and Aniplex‘s Kin-iro no Corda: Starlight Orchestra (La Corda d’Oro Starlight Orchestra) smartphone game is getting a manga by Yatsuhashi Hachi that will launch in the magazine’s next issue on September 28. Shinobu Takayama is credited for character design. The Kin-iro no Corda: Starlight Orchestra manga will debut with color pages.
The game launched for iOS and Android in February.
The game centers on a violinist who is in the General Education section of Seisō Academy, when she meets Ginga Ichinose, who is aiming to win the “International Student Orchestra Competition.”
The latest major game in the series, La Corda d’Oro 4, shipped in Japan in February 2016, and continued the story from the La Corda D’Oro 3 game. The Kin-iro no Corda 2ff (La Corda D’Oro 2 Fortissimo) PlayStation Vita remake of the original Kin-iro no Corda 2f (La Corda D’Oro 2 Forte) PlayStation Portable game shipped in December 2017. KOEI Tecmo Games also released PlayStation Vita ports of Kin-iro no Corda 3 Full Voice Special (La Corda D’Oro 3 Full Voice Special) and all three Kin-iro no Corda 3 Another Sky (La Corda D’Oro 3 Another Sky) games in Japan in September 2018.
The franchise inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 2006, and a two-episode television special sequel, La Corda D’Oro ~secondo passo~, aired in spring of 2009. A third anime, La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky, premiered in 2014 and ran for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed all three anime and Sentai Filmworks released La Corda d’Oro and La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky in North America.
A new La Corda d’Oro manga series launched in Hakusensha‘s LaLa DX magazine in June. The new series portrays four different parallel “endings” to the original La Corda d’Oro story with Kahoko ending up with each of the four male leads of the story: Tsuchiura, Shimizu, Yunoki, and Hihara.
Source: Comic Zero Sum October issue