|To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts|
(Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e)
|Magazine||Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine|
|Original run||9 June 2014 –9 June 2023|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Jun Shishido|
|Written by||Shigeru Murakoshi|
|Music by||Yoshihiro Ike|
|Original network||Tokyo MX,BS11,MBS|
|Original run||1 July 2019 – 16 September 2019|
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Japanese:かつて神だった獣たちへ,Hepburn:Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e,lit.To the Beasts that were Once Gods) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Maybe. It was serialized in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from June 2014 to June 2023. The manga is licensed for English release in North America by Vertical. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by MAPPA was broadcast from July to September 2019.
100 years after settlers on the continent of Patria established a democratic nation,the discovery of an energy source called Somnium ore sparked a conflict. The nation of Patria split between the industrial Northern Union and the mining towns of the Southern Confederation,and began fighting a civil war. While the South had greater numbers,the North had a secret weapon:The Incarnates,soldiers who could transform into giant mythical beasts and single-handedly destroy enemy emplacements. However,when the war ended and a peace treaty was negotiated,the Incarnates were supposed to be destroyed. Instead,an officer named Cain betrayed his superiors and fled with the surviving Incarnates across the continent. Two years later(in anime change to Two months later),an Incarnate named Hank has made it his mission to hunt down the surviving Incarnates,assisted by a young woman named Schaal who blames him for killing her father.
Written and illustrated by the duo Maybe,To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts started in Kodansha's shōnen manga magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on 9 June 2014. tankōbon volumes. The first volume was released on 9 December 2014. As of 7 October 2022,fourteen volumes have been released.The series took a one-month break in August 2015 (it was not published in the September issue on 8 August) before resuming serialization in the October issue on 9 September 2015. The series is set to end on 9 May 2023. Kodansha has collected its chapters into individual
North American manga publisher Vertical announced their license to the series in August 2015.Before they selected the series' current title,Vertical was originally going to publish the manga as The Abandoned Sacred Beasts. The first volume was published on 17 May 2016.
|No.||Original release date||Original ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||9 December 2014||978-4-06-395262-9||17 May 2016||978-1-942993-41-4|
|2||9 June 2015||978-4-06-395410-4||16 August 2016||978-1-942993-42-1|
|3||9 December 2015||978-4-06-395552-1||22 November 2016||978-1-942993-64-3|
|4||9 August 2016||978-4-06-395682-5||14 February 2017||978-1-945054-03-7|
|5||9 February 2017||978-4-06-395836-2||28 November 2017||978-1-945054-20-4|
|6||8 September 2017||978-4-06-510201-5||19 June 2018||978-1-947194-05-2|
|7||9 March 2018||978-4-06-511070-6||24 December 2018||978-1-947194-53-3|
|8||9 August 2018||978-4-06-512324-9||25 June 2019||978-1-947194-62-5|
|9||8 February 2019||978-4-06-514422-0||27 August 2019||978-1-947194-94-6|
|10||9 July 2019||978-4-06-516284-2||28 April 2020||978-1-949980-18-9|
|11||9 July 2020||978-4-06-518780-7||26 January 2021||978-1-949980-47-9|
|12||9 March 2021||978-4-06-522645-2||26 October 2021||978-1-64729-004-7|
|13||9 November 2021||978-4-06-525987-0||12 July 2022||978-1-64729-103-7|
|14||7 October 2022||978-4-06-529408-6||4 July 2023||978-1-64729-197-6|
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