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Kurayami Dance (暗闇ダンス) is a 2015-2016 manga written by SUDA51 and drawn by Syuji Takeya. It is based off of Kurayami, SUDA51's original game concept that EA forced him to change into Shadows of the DAMNED. The first volume was released in Japan in 2016, and an English release has been confirmed by SUDA51 over Instagram/Twitter. It was serialized in the manga magazine Comic Beam.

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Kurayami Dance contains many references to SUDA51's past works. In the beginning of the story, the protagonist Kamikaze Wateru is seen talking to Tokio Morishima in the bathroom. One story arc involves a Union Hotel, which is once again ran by Edo Macalister. More mysteriously, however, is the fact that the protagonist looks like he has a Silver Eye in his right eye socket. Other references include characters texting eachother with killer7-themed messages, a version of Garcia Hotspur based off of early Kurayami sketches and author's notes that advertise the HD release of The Silver Case. There is even a sequence where to major characters go off in search of Wateru, only to learn that he was taught how be an assassin by Travis Touchdown. While on the same search they run into a battle between the Santa Death Parade and the Glastonbury.

The manga is complete at two volumes.

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Grasshopper Manufacture games
International Shining Soul · Shining Soul II · Killer7 · Michigan: Report from Hell · Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked · Contact · No More Heroes · Flower, Sun, and Rain: Murder and Mystery in Paradise · No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle · FROG MINUTES · Shadows of the DAMNED · Sine Mora · Diabolical Pitch · Lollipop Chainsaw · Liberation Maiden · Black Knight Sword · Killer Is Dead · Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day · LET IT DIE · Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
Japan-exclusive Shirubā Jiken · Flower, Sun, and Rain · Shirubā Jiken 25 Ku · BLOOD+ One Night Kiss · Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen · Evangerion Shin Gekijōban -Saundo Inpakuto- · No More Heroes: World Ranker · Dark Menace
Upcoming Third No More Heroes title
Other Suda material Super Fire Prowrestling III: Final Bout · Super Fire Prowrestling Special · Towairaito Shindoromu: Tansaku-hen · Towairaito Shindoromu: Kyūmei-hen · Moonlight Syndrome · Sdatcher · Liberation Maiden SIN · Tsukikage no Tokio · Kurayami Dance · Suda Fables
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