Majin Bone (マジンボーン, majin bōn), originally was a card game released in Japan. It was designed, developed and published by Bandai. The graphics and character designs are by Hideki Ishikawa. Since the game's official release, we have seen a manga series with the characters inspired by the cards. In 2014, an anime adaption was confirmed, and contained 52 episodes, with the final episode broadcast in March 2015. The series also spawned a Nintendo 3DS game, a Role Playing Game to which you play and build up your own Bone Warrior.
Card Game Edit
The card game was designed and produced by Bandai, with the graphics and character designs created by Hideki Ishikawa (石川ヒデキ) and Yuusukei Murata (村田雄介). The card game project was confirmed back in December 2013 and the official operation start date for the machines was the 24th April, 2014. These cards were compatible with Carddass machines. So each player would obtain their own unique Bone ID Card, and use it in conjunction with the cards they have been collecting separately to further their progress and gameplay. The Card Series was split into 7 sets and the campaign lasted from its release (14th March, 2014) through to its end (28th June, 2015).
Manga Series Edit
The manga series was written and published into 2 tankoubon. Written by Nao Sugita (杉田尚), and published by Shueisha in Saikyou Jump, the first manga chapter was released on January 4th, 2014. The chapters were released periodically, though quite sporadically, in the monthly magazines. It's original run was from February 2014 to May 2015
Anime Adaption Edit
An anime adaption was in development during the new year of 2014, with a promotional video released to the general public in March. The first episode aired on the 1st April, 2014. The series is directed by Kōnosuke Uda (宇田鋼之介). The episodes were usually first shown every tuesday at 18:30. The series finale aired on March 31, 2015
3DS Game Edit
The first 3DS game the Majin Bone Franchise had seen was called Majin Bone: The Majin of Time and Space. It was released on the 9th of October, 2014. It's a 1-player RPG game where the user plays as their own Bone Warrior. The objective is to team up with the NPC allied bones, and battle against the Dark Bone Warriors. Each level has its own mechanics and you are able to summon a specific Majin once certain criteria are met. You further unlock bone part cards of different rarity, which allows you to customise your player and select specific attack moves associated with a specific bone, etc. The game was developed, released, and distributed by Bandai Namco Games.