Interest One Piece's Oda, Naruto's Kishimoto Redraw Kingdom Manga
posted on 2012-06-01 17:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda and Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto are both participating in the "Social Kingdom" campaign in Japan to celebrate the upcoming television anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's historical manga Kingdom. Manga creators, celebrities, and voice actors from the anime adaptation are contributing to the project to redraw the 26th volume of the Kingdom manga. Anyone with a Twitter or Facebook account can also participate. Participants select one of the about 1,000 panels from the book, redraw Hara's illustrations, and upload the art to create a new version of the manga.
Oda and Kishimoto's panel images, along with panels drawn by other famous participants in the campaign can be viewed below:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Hirohiko Araki
Vagabond's Takehiko Inoue
Salaryman Kintaro's Hiroshi Motomiya
Voice Actor Masakazu Morita
Voice Actor Jun Fukuyama
Voice Actor Rikiya Koyama
Voice Actress Yōko Hikasa
Voice Actress Rie Kugimiya
Singer Etsuko Yakushimaru
The campaign's creators plan to submit the "Social Kingdom" project to Guinness World Records as the "Manga Written by the Most People."
The manga's story begins with Xin and Hyō, two boys without families in the Warring States Period when China has been embroiled in war for five centuries. Despite living like slaves, the boys strive to realize their dream of becoming warlords.
Hara's manga has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine since 2006, and the 26th compiled book shipped in Japan on May 18. Jun Kamiya (D.I.C.E., Blue Seed, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye) is directing the anime adaptation at the Studio Pierrot, and Naruhisa Arakawa (Blue Seed, Steel Angel Kurumi, Elemental Gelade) is in charge of series scripts. The anime is slated to premiere in Japan on June 4.