Legend of Himiko is an anime series, manga book, and PlayStation game. All three were released in early 1999. The PlayStation game was created by Hakuhodo and was released in Japan on March 11, 1999. The manga is a single volume series created by Oh! great and released in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten in early 1999. It has been licensed in France by Panini Comics and Germany by Planet Manga. The 12 episode television series aired on TV Tokyo between January 7, 1999 and March 31, 1999. It was released in Japan by Amuse Video. The anime has been released in the US in a 3-disc release by Central Park Media. The anime is technically based on the PlayStation game, even though the anime started airing before the game was officially released.