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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 written as direct sequel to Koudelka game, none of the events that occur in the manga are canonical, having been invalidated by the Shadow Hearts game itself. 

It does however, follow explore similar themes, and the Emigre Manuscript, and Roger Bacon both make appearances. Even Koudelka herself had reference some events in Koudelka game at climax, when she warns antagonists about incident that killed Patrick Heyworth due to playing with Emirge Manuscript as well. 

It is set little after a year since the events of the game, and Koudelka Yasant, protagonist of the game 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.


Volume 1Edit

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Koudelka Issue #1

Part 1: "The Chase"Edit

The story begins with Koudelka Yasant, being chased by dogs who belong to the Newton Asylum. Following closely behind them is the head of the Asylum, Dr Hans, who is desperatly trying to recapture Koudelka.

Meanwhile, not far away, young Joshua Vermont, is tending to his mother's grave. With the grave taken care of, Joshua saddles up his horse and cart, and begins to make his way home.

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: "The Lost Memory"Edit

Part 3: "Mary, the Prostitute"Edit

Part 4: "Covent Garden's She-Devil"Edit

Part 5: "The Breath of the Spirits"Edit

Volume 2Edit

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Koudelka Issue #2

Part 6: "Memory Recovered"Edit

Part 7: "Free Again"Edit

Part 8: "The Prostitute's Martyrdom"Edit

Part 9: "A Little Inattention"Edit

Part 10: "The Chains of Sacrifice"Edit

Volume 3Edit

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Koudelka Issue #3

Part 11: "The Royal Medical Society"Edit

Part 12: "The Beginning...and the End"Edit

Part 13: "Life's Choices"Edit

Part 14: "Thus, the Weakness"Edit

Part 15: "The Wings of the Future"Edit

EpilogueEdit

DifferencesEdit

There are many notable differences between the between the game and the manga. In the first volume, Koudelka's hair was long, before it was cut by the Asian man, making it look short, as similar to the game. And at Joshua's homeland, it is said that Dr. Hans told that name Koudelka Yasant, which is different from Iasant, Koudelka's original surname. These difference are proved that manga itself is non-canon over the series.

Book InformationEdit

The fifteen chapters were collected in three volumes:

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