Last week an "urgent announcement" was set to coincide with the new one-shot manga by Monster, Billy Bat, and 20th Century Boys author Naoki Urasawa. Now that the issue of Big Comic Spirits in question is out, the announcement concerns plans for Urasawa to launch a new manga series in 2017.
The 48th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits, published today in Japan, announced that internationally acclaimed manga artist Naoki Urasawa's new one-shot manga will be released in its next 49th issue to be published on October 31. And it is also confirmed that an "urgent announcement" will be also made in the issue. Hit the jump for more.
Naoki Urasawa's Manben, an educational program hosted by manga author Naoki Urasawa that examines the lives and work of other manga artists, is returning to NHK E TV for a 3rd season in September of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
This year is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' only Japan tour in 1966. To commemorate the year, internationally acclaimed manga artist Naoki Urasawa (Pluto, 20th Century Boys) has newly drawn a three-page short manga featuring the band's fictional 2016 Japan tour, including the late two members, John Lennon and George Harrison.
Noted manga authors Naoki Urasawa (Yawara!), Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Eisaku Kubonouchi (Tsurumoku Bachelor Dormitory), Yōichi Takahashi (Captain Tsubasa) and Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita No Joe) have teamed up with wheelchair tennis star Shingo Kunieda, Japan's five-a-side football team, runner Saki Takakuwa, Japan's goalball team and their wheelchair rugby team for a "Be The Hero" campaign promo. Get a look after the jump.