The first book in the 10 book manga series
Red Colored Elegy is written and illustrated by Seiichi Hayashi. The manga was serialized in manga magazine, Garo from 1970-1971. Shogakukan published the manga in 1970/1971. It was republished on July 15, 2000. The manga is licensed in North America by Drawn and Quarterly, which released the manga on July 8, 2008.