Released before Shadow Hearts, a manga sidestory, written and illustrated by Yuji Iwahara, was published in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Ace Next. Despite the story being written as direct sequel to the Koudelka game, the events that occur in the manga are no longer canonical, having been invalidated by the later Shadow Hearts franchise.
It does however, follow explore similar themes, and the Emigre Manuscript, and Roger Bacon both make appearances. Even Koudelka herself had references the events of the game's climax, when she warns the antagonists about the incident that killed Patrick Heyworth due to meddling with the Emigre Manuscript.
Set little after a year since the events of the game, and Koudelka Iasant, has just escaped from being incarcerated in a lunatic asylum. Meanwhile, elsewhere, in the fog covered streets of London, a mysterious society has been kidnapping pregnant prostitutes for some insidious purpose...and it's up to Koudelka to find out why.
Part 1: "A Beautiful Fugitive"Edit
The story begins with Koudelka, being chased by dogs who belong to the Newton Asylum. Following closely behind them is the head of the Asylum, Dr Hans, who is desperately trying to recapture Koudelka.
Still being chased by the dogs, Koudelka manages to buy some time by hypnotizing them, before being forced to jump off a cliff.
Luckily for her, she lands into Joshua's cart which leaves her alive, but unconscious. Taking her back to his home, Joshua takes care of the still-unconscious woman.
Dr Hans, still searching for her, reports to the Royal Medical Society, to tell of her escape. He is told to find her, and if she proves to difficult to capture, to kill her.
Awaking in a strange place, and without her clothes, Koudelka struggles to remember how so got to the place. Meeting Joshua, he brings her a change of clothes and asks why she jumped off the cliff. Koudelka realizes that she cannot recall even her name. The chapter ends with Dr Hans going to visit the house on the suspiscion that Koudelka is inside.
Part 2: "Lost Memories"Edit
Part 3: "Club Mary"Edit
Part 4: "The Witch of Covent Garden"Edit
Part 5: "The Broken Soul"Edit
Part 6: "Recovered Memories"Edit
Part 7: "New Developments"Edit
Part 8: "The Prostitutes' Anguish"Edit
Part 9: "A Little Carelessness"Edit
Part 10: "Chains of Sacrifice"Edit
Part 11: "The Royal Medical Society"Edit
Part 12: "The Beginning...and the End"Edit
Part 13: "Survival of the Fittest"Edit
Part 14: "Because of Helplessness"Edit
Part 15: "The Wings of the Future"Edit
The fifteen chapters were collected in three volumes:
- ISBN 978-4047133044 (Released on November 1999)
- ISBN 978-4047133389 (Released on May 2000)
- ISBN 978-4047133617 (Released on September 2000)
|Koudelka Iasant - Joshua Vermont - Mary Vermont - Dr Hans - Monsieur De Gaulle - Lord Leslie - The Asian Man|
|Pacey - Nene - Becky - Timmy - Mrs Rosanna - Kitty - Inspector Dickins - Dr Horn - Demon Sisters - Roger Bacon - The Author|
|Joshua's House - Newton Asylum - Club Mary - Covant Garden Graveyard - Koudelka's Soul - Secret Lab - Tower of London - Nemeton Monastery - Saudi Arabia|
|Manuscript of the Exiles - Black Fever - Royal Medical Society|