5 Things that Should Matter Today: Nigerian magical girl manga ‘Adorned By Chi’ is being developed into film and animation

The world of anime/manga still lacks diversity and this is understandable – these mediums of art are inherently Japanese and a creative response to American cartoons. But things are changing. Netflix’s western series Cannon Busters is populated with black characters, and more recently, Adorned By Chi, a ‘Nigerian magical girl’ manga created by Nigerian-American writer Jacque Aye, will be developed into animation, film, and more. This is in a deal with MWM and its MWM division. Magical girl is sub-genre of anime that follows the trope of a high-school girl gifted with magical powers to fight evil.

Adorned by Chi, tells the tale of Adaeze, “a painfully shy college student who discovers she has Goddess-like powers and must, reluctantly, lead a team of young warriors to defeat an apocalyptic monster that threatens to destroy humanity and save the world.” It is inspired by series like Revolutionary Girl Utena, Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Sailor Moon, while also drawing inspiration from elements of Igbo culture & lore, including Goddesses like Ala, Uhamiri and more. Well, we can’t wait.

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