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Professor Munkata's British Museum Adventure Manga Published

posted on 2011-11-16 03:00 EST
Yukinobu Hoshino's strip based on the artist's visit to the Museum.

An English translation of Yukinobu Hoshino's manga Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure is now available in the U.K., published by the British Museum Press. Hoshino came to the museum in October 2009 to draw the adventure.

Within the manga, Professor Munakata is a widowed scholar of folklore and history who travels the world on one adventure after another. In Japan, his British Museum adventure was serialised over five months in the fortnightly manga magazine Big Comic. The Museum is currently running an exhhibition showing the story's development, including Hoshino's drawings and sketches. There will also be a discussion of the manga in the Stevenson Lecture Theatre on Friday November 25 at 6.30 p.m.

The Professor Munakata manga series began under the name Munakata Kyōju Denkikō (The Legendary Musings of Professor Munakata) in Ushio Shuppansha's Monthy Comic Tom and Monthly Comic Tom Plus magazine from 1995 to 1999. The manga later relaunched in 2004 under the name Munakata Kyōju Ikōroku (The Case Records of Professor Munakata) in Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine, where it continues to this day.


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