Hitsuji no Ki

Summary

Hitsuji no Ki
Hitsuji no Ki cover.jpeg
First volume cover
羊の木
GenreSuspense[1]
Manga
Written byTatsuhiko Yamagami
Illustrated byMikio Igarashi
Published byKodansha
MagazineEvening
DemographicSeinen
Original runJune 14, 2011April 8, 2014
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
Live-action film
The Scythian Lamb
Directed byDaihachi Yoshida
Produced byYoko Ide
Written byMasahito Kagawa
StudioAsmik Ace
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)
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Hitsuji no Ki (Japanese: 羊の木, transl. "Sheep Tree") is a Japanese manga series written by Tatsuhiko Yamagami and illustrated by Mikio Igarashi. Published by Kodansha, it was serialized in the seinen manga magazine Evening from June 2011 to April 2014, with its chapters compiled into five tankōbon volumes. A live-action film adaptation directed by Daihachi Yoshida was released in Japan in February 2018.

Media

Manga

Hitsuji no Ki is written by Tatsuhiko Yamagami and illustrated by Mikio Igarashi. It was serialized in Kodansha's Evening from June 14, 2011 to April 8, 2014.[2][3][4] Kodansha collected its chapters in five tankōbon volumes, released from November 22, 2011 to May 23, 2014.[5][6]

Volumes

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 November 22, 2011[5]978-4-06-352383-6
2 June 22, 2012[7]978-4-06-352420-8
3 January 23, 2013[8]978-4-06-352445-1
4 October 23, 2013[9]978-4-06-352479-6
5 May 23, 2014[6]978-4-06-354515-9

Live-action film

A live-action film adaptation of the manga titled The Scythian Lamb was released on February 3, 2018. The film is directed by Daihachi Yoshida and had its premiere at the 2017 Busan Film Festival.[10][11]

Reception

The manga was one of the Jury Selections in the Manga Division of the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2012.[12] It was nominated for the 17th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2013.[13] It was also nominated for the 18th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2014,[14] and also for the Reader Award at the same awards.[15] It won an Excellence Award in the Manga Division of the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2014.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Live-Action Hitsuji no Ki Film Opens at #2, Impossibility Defense at #3". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ 大御所タッグ実現、山上たつひこ×いがらしみきお新連載. Natalie (in Japanese). June 14, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  3. ^ "Hitsuji no Ki Manga to End in Evening Next Month". Anime News Network. March 8, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  4. ^ イブニングに田島隆×尾野真千子のがんぼ対談、羊の木は完結. Natalie (in Japanese). April 8, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  5. ^ a b 羊の木(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  6. ^ a b 羊の木(5) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  7. ^ 羊の木(2) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  8. ^ 羊の木(3) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  9. ^ 羊の木(4) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Hitsuji no Ki Manga About Former Convicts Living in Town Gets Live-Action Film". Anime News Network. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  11. ^ "Busan Film Festival line-up: films by female directors to open and close BIFF". Screen. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  12. ^ "Otomo's 'Combustible' Anime Short Wins Media Arts Award". Anime News Network. December 13, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  13. ^ "17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Nominees Announced". Anime News Network. February 26, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  14. ^ "18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Nominees Announced". Anime News Network. March 9, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  15. ^ "18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 'Reader Award' Nominees Announced". Anime News Network. March 3, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "Giovanni's Island Film Wins Media Arts Award". Anime News Network. November 28, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2016.

External links

  • Manga official website at Evening (in Japanese)
  • Hitsuji no Ki at IMDb
  • Hitsuji no Ki at Anime News Network's encyclopedia