Masahito Kagawa, Shō Wakasa, Kunihiko Yokomizo , Takurō Yamaji, Fumi Usukura also launch manga
This year’s 17th issue of Shogakukan, Big Comic magazine revealed on Wednesday that Go Nagai, Hidenori Hara, and Takashi Nagasaki will each launch a new manga in the magazine as part of a total of Seven New Manga that one of two have launched recently or will be available in the near future.
Nagai (Devilman, Getter Robo, Cutie Honey, Mazinger Z) will re-launch the Barbara manga, based on Osamu Tezuka’s work of the same name, in the 21st issue of the magazine on October 25.
Nagai and the author’s company Dynamic Production drew a new chapter for Tezuka’s Barbara manga on May 10. The new publication will be two chapters long and will be the “final part” of Nagai’s manga version.
Tezuka’s original manga ran in Shogakukan’s Big Comic magazine from 1973 to 1974. The manga’s English language release was nominated for the Eisner Prize in 2013.
Nagai debuted as a manga artist in 1967 alongside Meakashi Polikichi and went on to create many genre-defining and classics, including Cutie Honey, Devilman, Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, and Harenchi Gakuen . In recent years, the author continues to write new spin-offs, such as the ongoing Devilman Saga manga. The author has also published several volumes of the autobiography Gekiman! comics about his creation of various notable titles.
Hara Hoshi no Furumachi – Sekai de Ichiban Yasashii Saisei Love Story, G – Gokudo Girl, Train Man: Densha Otoko) will launch the Dump the Heel manga in the 20th issue on October 8. The story follows Dump Matsumoto, a Real life female wrestler who hit her heels, aka villains in her fights. Tokyo Sports’ Matsumoto and Masato Hiratsuka are both collaborating on the manga’s original draft.
Nagasaki (Pluto , Monster editor and supervisor) and Kōsuke Muku will launch Aida no Shōnen (The Boy in the Middle) manga in the 21st issue of the magazine on October 25. The horror story revolves around Hikaru, a young boy. experience an unexpected event with his friends while exploring the forest.
Nagasaki is the editor and supervisor of Naoki Urasawa with the Monster manga, as well as the producer of his Pluto manga. He is credited with the story in Urasawa’s Billy Bat and Master Keaton Remaster manga, and also wrote the screenplay for the live-action film adaptation of Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys manga.
Motoro Mase will launch a new manga for his Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit manga titled Ikigami : Sairin (Ikigami: The Return) in the magazine’s next issue on September 10.
Masahito Kagawa and Shō Wakasa will launch the Shinratsu Naru Gourmet manga in the 22nd issue on November 10.
Kunihiko Yokomizo and Takurō Yamaji will launch the manga tentatively titled Tozanka Yamanoi Monogatari (unconfirmed romanization) in the magazine’s first 2022 issue on December 25.
Fumi Usukura launched the Zetsumetsu Dо̄butsu Monogatari – Chijō Yori Eien ni Kiesatta Mono e no Requiem manga in the magazine on August 10.