Blue Dragon (ブルードラゴン, Burū Doragon) is a Japanese anime television series adaptation of the Blue Dragon video game series. As Shu's village was being attacked by an unknown enemy, he and his friends, Jiro and Kluke decide to defend their home. They soon meet Zola and receive the powers of Shadow, an ability that lets them transform their shadow into a powerful monster. Shu receives one of the most powerful monsters, Blue Dragon, and they all set out to defeat their enemy. On November 12, 2006, Shueisha announced that a manga adaptation of Blue Dragon would be produced. Known as Blue Dragon ST (ブルードラゴン シークレットトリック, Burū Doragon Shīkuretto Torikku, "Blue Dragon: Secret Trick"), the manga was done by Ami Shibata and premiered in Monthly Shōnen Jump in January 2007. The production was ended in July 2007 with the magazine's cancellation.