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The Bible meets manga

by Zel
Aug 24, 2007 1:21 PM | 36 Comments
Well, it seems a new manga series will be released soon, with the first issue coming out this fall. The first issue is called "Manga Messiah" and it will be released in September. In November, a full version of the Bible called the "Manga Bible" will be released, but it will have 32 page four-color manga tip-ins. The "Manga Bible" is an attempt to encourage people to read the Bible for themselves.

Manga Messiah will cost $12.99 and the Manga Bible will cost $14.97 (reg. $19.99).

Source: MangaNews
Official website: NextManga

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Different strokes for different folks.

There is alot of manga out there I like and alot that I dislike. Which ever this eventually falls under for myself does not matter, because there are people out there that will like it.

If you do not then, simply choose another series.

Sep 1, 2007 7:13 AM by Kelissa

Kiriyuu said:
magentaanbu said:
Kyo_Kagami said:
I never read the whole bible, just very few parts of it, and its damn boring. I hope that the bible manga has some shinigami in it or weird other stuff. LOL! That would be awesome!

Stuff like Jesus-kun fights off shinigami who tries to take peoples lives. O_O


lmao Jesus-kun xD
bible manga! who would have thought :D

"Jesus-kun comes flying above the skies as fast as a thunder, in his magical cloud to save the day"

lol that sounds like Zues

Aug 30, 2007 2:57 AM by hyperforce

Isn't thirteen a rather large number for a super-sentai team?

Aug 30, 2007 1:23 AM by YourMessageHere

orz

Aug 29, 2007 4:55 PM by Washi

magentaanbu said:
Kyo_Kagami said:
I never read the whole bible, just very few parts of it, and its damn boring. I hope that the bible manga has some shinigami in it or weird other stuff. LOL! That would be awesome!

Stuff like Jesus-kun fights off shinigami who tries to take peoples lives. O_O


lmao Jesus-kun xD
bible manga! who would have thought :D

"Jesus-kun comes flying above the skies as fast as a thunder, in his magical cloud to save the day"

Aug 29, 2007 4:51 PM by Haoji

Kyo_Kagami said:
I never read the whole bible, just very few parts of it, and its damn boring. I hope that the bible manga has some shinigami in it or weird other stuff. LOL! That would be awesome!

Stuff like Jesus-kun fights off shinigami who tries to take peoples lives. O_O


lmao Jesus-kun xD
bible manga! who would have thought :D

Aug 29, 2007 3:12 PM by magentaanbu

kamasutra anime exists already, its got nothing to do with the book kamasutra tho
+ there is RgVeda manga and anime.
myself, i would like to see Mahabharata into manga/anime >.<

Aug 29, 2007 10:04 AM by ashura

LMAO! "Jesus-sama... amem"

Err... next one would be: "Kamasutra's manga" ? lol

Aug 29, 2007 6:13 AM by Haoji

YourMessageHere said:
ashura said:
mmm the bible... that could be good plot for some odd gore anime, with the creators of elfen lied mel gibson's "passion of the christ" will look like nothing but a kids' play


Yep, nothing like the old testament for some old-school death and destruction. Plus, imagine all the hentai you could milk (pun intended =P ) from the chapters that go "...and Jacob begat David, and David begat Ezra, and Ezra begat...". Chuck in some hot Sodom 'n' Gomorrah action and some nicely biased depictions of depraved worship of false idols, and Urutsukidoji has nothing on the potential behind this. A generation of kids will grow up thinking of Satan not as horned and wielding a pitchfork but bristling with dozens of 'naughty tentacles' >=)

Ezekiel 23. 'Nuff said.

Seriously though, what's new? I mean, we've already had The Flying House and Superbook.

Aug 29, 2007 3:56 AM by Yuunagi

ashura said:
mmm the bible... that could be good plot for some odd gore anime, with the creators of elfen lied mel gibson's "passion of the christ" will look like nothing but a kids' play


Yep, nothing like the old testament for some old-school death and destruction. Plus, imagine all the hentai you could milk (pun intended =P ) from the chapters that go "...and Jacob begat David, and David begat Ezra, and Ezra begat...". Chuck in some hot Sodom 'n' Gomorrah action and some nicely biased depictions of depraved worship of false idols, and Urutsukidoji has nothing on the potential behind this. A generation of kids will grow up thinking of Satan not as horned and wielding a pitchfork but bristling with dozens of 'naughty tentacles' >=)

Aug 28, 2007 12:32 PM by YourMessageHere

mmm the bible... that could be good plot for some odd gore anime, with the creators of elfen lied mel gibson's "passion of the christ" will look like nothing but a kids' play

Aug 28, 2007 2:24 AM by ashura

lol all

o man...which denomination is spearheading this anyway?

btw I wouldn't mind a few pm discussions. I love hearing ppls' opinions.

Aug 27, 2007 7:35 PM by NonSequitur904

How long until we get the "Bible Belt Jesus x Peter Yaoi Fangirls Association" then =P

Aug 27, 2007 7:12 PM by YourMessageHere

Jesus-kun would be better in a fantasy, action, adventure shounen manga.

Aug 25, 2007 9:27 AM by Kyo_Kagami

*dumbfounded* I...uh... think this is not a good idea.

Aug 25, 2007 9:06 AM by gothicpsyche

Do we see Jesus as a bishounen in the manga?

Aug 24, 2007 4:50 PM by zq

Oh, that's so sick. Brain washing taken to new levels. Sigh.
ScrumYummy said:

OmegaJudgement said:
I can picture it already. A generation of children reffering to the prophet or whatever the deuce he is as...

...Jesus-Kun.


XD "Have you accepted Jesus-kun into your life?"


that made me laugh though...XD

Aug 24, 2007 4:32 PM by yuuko

Ryogakun said:
is that even japanese?


not even remotely.

accela said:
Y'all act like they're going to throw some giant robots and catgirls in the New Testament.


If only! XD

OmegaJudgement said:
I can picture it already. A generation of children reffering to the prophet or whatever the deuce he is as...

...Jesus-Kun.


XD "Have you accepted Jesus-kun into your life?"

Aug 24, 2007 4:22 PM by ScrumYummy

I never read the whole bible, just very few parts of it, and its damn boring. I hope that the bible manga has some shinigami in it or weird other stuff. LOL! That would be awesome!

Stuff like Jesus-kun fights off shinigami who tries to take peoples lives. O_O

Aug 24, 2007 4:09 PM by Kyo_Kagami

Krelian said:
I'm not sure whether I think it's a good idea or not though - on the one hand it could make the bible more interesting and reach a wider audience, which would be good for Christians, but on the other the manga format may cause the content to be taken less seriously.


I hear that - ever since I saw Jesus Christ Superstar, I've never been able to take Christianity seriously. Judas dances! In a white jumpsuit! (Though if your average church was really like that, I'd go every damn Sunday.)

Aug 24, 2007 4:04 PM by hounddog