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Monthly Hero's Manga Mag to Launch with Ultraman

posted on 2011-07-21 14:42 EDT
Linebarrels' Shimizu, Shimoguchi to draw Ultraman; Kazuo Umezu, others contribute to dōjinshi

The Japanese company Hero's will launch a new seinen manga magazine called Monthly Hero's on October 25 with Ultraman among its titles. The Linebarrels of Iron team of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi is creating the new Ultraman manga based on Tsuburaya Production's most famous live-action special-effects hero.

To celebrate the new series, a Ultraman Begins 2011 Aratana Tatakai no Hajimari dōjinshi will be produced for sale at Comic Market at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center next month. People can buy the dōjinshi by giving a donation of at least 500 yen (about US$6) to the Ultraman Foundation to aid children affected by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster.

The book will have an interview and an illustration by Shimizu and Shimoguchi, as well as illustrations from Kazuo Umezu (Drifting Classroom), Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai), Taku Kitazaki (Angel Cop), designer/model maker Yasushi Nirasawa (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust), Sin'Ichi Hiromoto (Hells Angels), and Tohru Fujisawa (GTO). The dōjinshi will also have written contributions by Ultraman novel author Minato Shukawa, Ultraman director Takeshi Yagi, author Hiroshi Yamamoto, and essayist Tsunehiro Uno. An interview with Ultraman scriptwriter Shozo Uehara completes the book.

Source: Comic Natalie


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