Levius (manga)

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Levius
レビウス
(Rebiusu)
GenreAction, steampunk[1]
Manga
Written byHaruhisa Nakata
Published by
English publisher
Imprint
  • Ikki Comix (Shogakukan)
  • Young Jump Comics (Shueisha)
MagazineMonthly Ikki
DemographicSeinen
Original runDecember 25, 2012September 25, 2014
Volumes
  • 3 (original)
  • 2 (reprint)
(List of volumes)
Manga
Levius/est
Written byHaruhisa Nakata
Published byShueisha
English publisher
Viz Media
ImprintYoung Jump Comics
MagazineUltra Jump
DemographicSeinen
Original runApril 18, 2015 – present
Volumes8 (List of volumes)
Original net animation
Directed byKeisuke Ide
Produced byHiroyuki Seshita
Written byKenta Inohara, Koji Seko
Music byYugo Kanno
StudioPolygon Pictures
Licensed byNetflix
ReleasedNovember 28, 2019
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Levius (レビウス, Rebiusu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruhisa Nakata. The series was published in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki from December 2012 to September 2014, when the magazine ceased publication. Shogakukan compiled its chapters into three tankōbon volumes. A sequel, titled Levius/est, began in Shueisha's Ultra Jump in April 2015. The manga and its sequel are licensed in North America by Viz Media.

A 12-episode original net animation (ONA) adaptation, produced by Polygon Pictures premiered on Netflix in November 2019.

Story[edit]

In the 19th century, Imperial City is heavily damaged in a war. A new sport known as "Metalboxing" (which combines the elements of boxing with robotic elements) is developed five years later. Levius Cromwell, who lost his father during the war, begins to emerge as a young fighter and begins training under his uncle Zacks Cromwell after losing his consciousness. Levius works up the boxing ranks until he finally reaches his goal, which is an opportunity to challenge for the promotion to Grade I, which is the highest rank any boxer could achieve. Levius was required to defeat Hugo Stratus to achieve that rank, but Hugo was unexpectedly defeated by a mysterious boxer named A.J. Langdon. The dignity of human beings and the future of Imperial City are in the hands of an ongoing battle between Levius and his opponents.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Levius Cromwell (レビウス ・クロムウェル, Rebiusu Kuromuueru)
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki[2] (Japanese); Zack Aguilar[3] (English)
The main protagonist of the series, Levius is a young boxer who is notable in the sport of "Metalboxing". He deeply cares about the whereabouts of his mother, who fell unconscious during the war. He was required to amputate his right arm (which was replaced with a robotic arm) before the events of the manga due to corrosion after being attacked by an automated object.
Zacks Cromwell (ザクス ・クロムウェル, Zakusu Kuromuueru)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Sean Burgos (English)
Zacks is Levius' uncle; he suffers from congenital tetrachromatic abnormality in his left eye, requiring him to wear an eyepatch over it. He also acts as Levius' trainer due to his previous experience as a regular boxer.
Natalia Garnet (ナタリア・ ガーネット, Nataria Gānetto)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese); Julia McIlvaine (English)
Natalia is a Grade III boxer who trains at Zacks Gym. She offers some advice to Levius about his upcoming matches.
A.J. Langdon (A.J.ラングドン, Ei-Jei Rangudon)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese); Christine Marie Cabanos (English)
A member of the Amethyst military corporation, A.J. is the youngest soldier who fought in the war. She was not expected to be Levius' opponent in his Grade II promotion match; however, she defeated Hugo Stratus in a controversial fashion. After that match, she attacked Levius, which created a steam explosion that caused him to seek medical treatment.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Levius is written and illustrated by Haruhisa Nakata. The manga began in the February 2013 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki, published on December 25, 2012.[4][5] The manga finished in the November 2014 and last issue of Monthly Ikki, released on September 25, 2014.[6][7] The last issue announced that the series would continue serialization, but details were not given then.[8] Shogakukan compiled its chapters in three tankōbon volumes, released from January 30 to December 26, 2014.[9][10][11] Shueisha republished the series in two volumes under the Young Jump Comics imprint on April 19 and May 17, 2019.[12][13]

A sequel, titled Levius/est, began in the May 2015 issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump, released on April 18, 2015.[14] In October 2020, Haruhisa Nakata announced that the series was nearing its end.[15] Shueisha has compiled its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. The first volume was released on December 18, 2015.[16] As of July 17, 2020, eight volumes have been published.[17]

In North America, Viz Media announced the English language release of the manga in February 2019.[18] Levius was released in a single omnibus volume on September 17, 2019.[19] Viz Media began publishing Levius/est on November 19, 2019.[20]

Volume list[edit]

Levius[edit]
No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 January 30, 2014[9]978-4-09-188644-6September 17, 2019[19]978-1-9747-0502-3
2 April 30, 2014[10]978-4-09-188652-1September 17, 2019[19]978-1-9747-0502-3
3 December 26, 2014[11]978-4-09-188672-9September 17, 2019[19]978-1-9747-0502-3
Levius/est[edit]
No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 December 18, 2015[16]978-4-08-890278-4November 19, 2019[20]978-1-9747-0639-6
2 June 17, 2016[21]978-4-08-890463-4January 21, 2020[22]978-1-9747-0640-2
3 January 19, 2017[23]978-4-08-890581-5March 17, 2020[24]978-1-9747-0641-9
4 August 18, 2017[25]978-4-08-890731-4May 19, 2020[26]978-1-9747-1237-3
5 April 19, 2018[27]978-4-08-890899-1June 21, 2020[28]978-1-9747-1238-0
6 June 19, 2019[29]978-4-08-891302-5September 15, 2020[30]978-1-9747-1491-9
7 November 19, 2019[31]978-4-08-891406-0December 15, 2020[32]978-1-9747-1712-5
8 July 17, 2020[17]978-4-08-891586-9

Original net animation[edit]

A 12-episode original net animation (ONA) adaptation, produced by Polygon Pictures premiered on Netflix on November 28, 2019.[33] The series will premiere in Japan in January 2021. Nana Mizuki will perform the series opening theme "Link or Chains", while Mamoru Miyano will perform the ending theme "Beautiful Doll".[34]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"All of the Impact Ends Up Here"
November 28, 2019
2"Does it Seem Like the Boy is Getting On Okay?"
November 28, 2019
3"How in the World Did That Thing Pass as an Elbow Guard?"
November 28, 2019
4"He... He's The Real Thing..."
November 28, 2019
5"Do I Look Like an Idiot Who Thinks about Losing Before a Fight?"
November 28, 2019
6"She Called Out for My Help"
November 28, 2019
7"We Met Before... Do You Remember?"
November 28, 2019
8"These Young Geniuses... Are Enough to Make You Sick..."
November 28, 2019
9"Can You Make the Deadline?"
November 28, 2019
10"It's Me Who Wants to Give You That Thrashing"
November 28, 2019
11"The Possibility of it Working is Infinitely Close to Zero!"
November 28, 2019
12"It's Finer Than Usual Today"
November 28, 2019

References[edit]

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  5. ^ IKKIで榎本俊二が新連載、創刊10周年フェス開催も予告. Natalie (in Japanese). January 25, 2013. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
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  7. ^ 月刊IKKI 2014年11月号. Neowing (in Japanese). Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  8. ^ 月刊IKKI最終号が発売、新雑誌に東村アキコら. Natalie (in Japanese). September 25, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
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  11. ^ a b レビウス 3 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  12. ^ Levius 新装版 上 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Levius 新装版 上 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
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  17. ^ a b >Levius/est 8 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
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  20. ^ a b "Levius/est, Vol. 1". Viz Media. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  21. ^ Levius/est 2 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  22. ^ "Levius/est, Vol. 2". Viz Media. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  23. ^ Levius/est 3 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  24. ^ "Levius/est, Vol. 3". Viz Media. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  25. ^ Levius/est 4 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  26. ^ "Levius/est, Vol. 4". Viz Media. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  27. ^ Levius/est 5 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  28. ^ "Levius/est, Vol. 5". Viz Media. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  29. ^ Levius/est 6 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
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