The 23rd issue of this year's Big Comic Superior
magazine has announced on Friday that manga authors Hiroya Oku
) and Kengo Hanazawa
(I Am a Hero
) will each pen a new manga series. Oku's GIGANT
manga (pictured far right) will begin its serialization in the first 2018 issue of the magazine on December 8. Hanazawa's new manga title and its launch date will be announced at a later time.
Oku has been publishing manga since 1988, with his first major title Gantz
running for 37 volumes between 2000 and 2013 in Young Jump
magazine. His recent Inuyashiki
manga launched in January 2014 and concluded
in ten volumes on July 25. Gantz
received a two-cours TV anime adaptation
in 2004, and in 2016 the series was adapted into a full-length CGI movie
by Digital Frontier
. An anime adaptation of Inuyashiki
produced by MAPPA
began its broadcast on October 13, and the series is scheduled to air throughout Fall 2017.
Hanazawa is known for his I Am a Hero
manga, which began its serialization in 2009 in Big Comic Spirits
magazine and ended
on February 27 of this year with a total of 22 volumes. The series was nominated for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Manga Taisho Award, and won the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award in the general manga category in 2013. Dark Horse has licensed the manga for North American release and published
the fourth omnibus volume on August 29. A live-action film adaptation premiered in Japan on April 23.
Source: Comic Natalie