Crows Explode Manga Ends With 9th Volume
The manga entered its “last station” in August.
The manga adapts Toshiaki Toyoda‘s 2014 live-action film of the same name, which itself is based on Hiroshi Takahashi‘s Crows manga. Kōsuke Mukai, Rikiya Mizushima, and Takashi Hasegawa are credited as the scriptwriters. The story follows the new third-year students who are aiming for the vacated top spot at Suzuran High School, and the newcomers who appear in their midst: the third-year transfer student Kazeo Kaburagi and the new first-year student Ryōhei Kagami.
Takahashi’s Crows manga ran for 26 volumes, and inspired a two-episode anime OVA adaptation. The manga also inspired three live-action films, with Takashi Miike directing the first two films, Crows Zero and Crows Zero II. Crows Explode, the third film, opened in Japan in April 2014. Tokyo Shock released the first film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America, and video label MVM released both Crows Zero and Crows Zero II in the United Kingdom.