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Purple Eyes in the Dark (闇のパープル·アイ Yami no Pāpuru Ai?) is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Chie Shinohara. The series was initially serialized in Shōjo Comic and collected in 12 tankōbon volumes published by Shogakukan between October 1984 and February 1987. It follows the struggles of a teenage girl after she finds herself turning into a lycanthropy-leopard and having to battle her newly found predatory instincts.

The series was adapted into a single-episode original video animation (OVA) in 1988,[1] and a series of six light novels. In 1996, it was adapted into an eleven episode live-action Japanese television drama that was broadcast in Japan on TV Asahi. Purple Eyes in the Dark was awarded the 1987 Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōjo manga category.

Media

Manga

Written and illustrated by Chie Shinohara, Purple Eyes in the Dark was published in Japan as 12 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan. The first volume was released October 26, 1984 and the last on February 26, 1987. It was republished in seven bunkoban volumes, the first four on February 17, 1995,[2] and final three on April 15, 1995.[3]

<tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th style="width: 48%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 48%;"> ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> October 26, 1984[4]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131651-4</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> January 26, 1985[5]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131652-2</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> March 26, 1985[6]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131653-0</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td></td><td> May 25, 1985[7]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131654-9</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol5">5</td></td><td> August 21, 1985[8]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131655-7</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol6">6</td></td><td> October 26, 1985[9]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131656-5</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol7">7</td></td><td> January 25, 1986[10]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131657-3</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol8">8</td></td><td> April 26, 1986[11]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131658-1</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol9">9</td></td><td> June 26, 1986[12]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131659-X</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol10">10</td></td><td> August 20, 1986[13]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131660-3</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol11">11</td></td><td> November 26, 1986[14]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131851-7</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol12">12</td></td><td> February 26, 1987[15]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-131852-5</td></tr> </table>

Albums

EMI Music released two albums for Purple Eyes in the Dark using songs written by Linda Hennrick. The first, Purple Eyes in the Dark (闇のパープルアイ?), was released on March 20, 1986. Vocal tracks included performances by Shoko Yamagiwa, Derek Jackson, and Seki Mayumi.[16] The second CD, Purple Eyes in the Dark: Part 2 (闇のパープルアイ PART-2?), was released on January 27, 1993.[17]

OVA

Toei Animation and Youmex released the OVA adaptation of Purple Eyes in the Dark in 1988.[1]

Novels

The series was adapted as a series of six light novels published by Shogakukan entitled Purple Eyes in the Dark Novel (小説 闇のパープル·アイ Shousetsu Yami no Pāpuru Ai?).

<tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th style="width: 48%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 48%;"> ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> August 1991[18]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-09-420121-5</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> November 1991[19]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-09-420122-2</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> February 1992[20]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-09-420123-9</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td></td><td> June 1992[21]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-09-420124-6</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol5">5</td></td><td> August 1992[22]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-09-420125-3</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol6">6</td></td><td> November 1992[23]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-09-420126-0</td></tr> </table>

Live-action drama

The series was adapted as live-action drama produced by Toei Company that was broadcast on TV Asahi in 11 episodes between July 1 and September 9, 1996.

Reception

In 1987, Purple Eyes in the Dark was awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōjo manga category.[24]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Purple Eyes in the Dark (OAV)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
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