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Weekly Manga Magazine Devoted to World's Great Figures

posted on 2011-11-30 13:30 EST
Edison, Mother Teresa, others drawn by Moribito's Fujiwara, Gundam's Yasuhiko, others

Asahi Shimbun Publications will launch Shūkan Manga Sekai no Ijin (Weekly Manga: World's Great Figures), a full-color children's magazine devoted to notable men and women in world history, on January 17, 2012. Kamui Fujiwara (Dragon Quest manga, Seirei no Moribito) is illustrating nine "World Historical Figures Cards" that will come with each issue.

The following is the magazine's 50-issue lineup:
1. Thomas Edison (Fūka Mizutani)

2. Mother Teresa (Kazuya Kazeya)

3. Leonardo da Vinci (Kamui Fujiwara)

4. Ryoma Sakamoto (Shinpei Ito)

5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Konatsu Uraji)

6. Cleopatra (Nekodasu)

7. Albert Einstein (Masakazu Ooi)

8. Michael Jackson (Syuji Takeya)

9. Oda Nobunaga (Keitarō Nihonbashi)

10. Christopher Columbus (Kei Taniguchi)

11. Antoni Gaudí (Tecchū Imatani)

12. Ayrton Senna (Noboru Rokuda)

13. Kenji Miyazawa (Hiroshi Yamazaki)

14. Jesus Christ (Tamio Baba)

15. Zhuge Liang (Hajime Sawada)

16. Galileo Galilei (Keiko Fukuyama)

17. Marco Polo (Hiroshi Satō)

18. Osamu Tezuka (Kanko Amanatsu)

19. Napoleon

20. Pablo Picasso (Wataru Ōfuji)

21. Charlie Chaplin (Nekodasu)

22. Kōnosuke Matsushita (Ebisuya)

23. Anna Pavlova

24. Steve Jobs (Tatsuyoshi Kobayashi)

25. Ludwig van Beethoven (Mayura Kusumi)

26. Rampo Edogawa (Kenji Mizuhara)

27. Helen Keller (Puzzle Itsuka)

28. Buddha (Junji Ōno)

29. Charles Darwin (Naoto Satta)

30. William Shakespeare (Ten Niboshi)

31. Jeanne D'arc/Joan of Arc (Sōta Kuwahara)

32. Sōichirō Honda (Shirotsumekusa)

33. Genghis Khan (Satol Yuiga)

34. Abraham Lincoln

35. Agatha Christie (Daisuke Kimura)

36. Naomi Uemura

37. Madame Marie Curie (Tobi)

38. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

39. Florence Nightingale (Akira Kuwahara)

40. Wright Brothers (Saya Iwasaki)

41. Elizabeth I (Haruhiko Mikimoto)

42. Eiji Tsuburaya (Daisuke Higuchi)

43. Jean Henri Fabre (Yayoi Furudori)

44. Brothers Grimm (Utako Yukihiro)

45. Alexander the Great (Ichiken Iseda)

46. Momofuku Andō

47. Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

48. Yuri Gagarin (Fusanosuke Inariya)

49. Anne Frank (TNSK)

50. Che Guevara (Yoshikazu Yasuhiko)


The first issue will go on sale alongside a file box (which can hold up to 17 issues) and a card holder file for 450 "World Historical Figures Cards." The second issue will include a "battle stand" for the cards. People who buy the first 10 issues can mail away for an exclusive clear file and "great figures" sticker seals.

Source: Comic Natalie

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