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Thermae Romae's Yamazaki to Draw Manga of Apple's Steve Jobs

posted on 2013-02-26 02:20 EST
Award-winning creator to serialize Apple co-founder's bio in Kiss magazine

Thermae Romae manga creator Mari Yamazaki revealed on Tuesday that her next series will be a biography of the late Apple company co-founder Steve Jobs. She made the announcement herself during an appearance on the NHK-General talk show Studio Park Kara Konnichiwa.

When asked about her next work during the show, Yamazaki presented an profile illustration she drew of Jobs. She commented that she personally feels sympathy for one of the leading figures in the personal computer and electronics industry. The new series will run in Kodansha's revamped Kiss magazine, which is switching from a biweekly schedule to a monthly one in the May issue on March 25.

Yamazaki is ending her historical comedy manga Thermae Romae in the April issue of Enterbrain's Monthly Comic Beam magazine on March 12. The manga inspired a television anime mini-series, a live-action film starring Hiroshi Abe and Aya Ueto, and an upcoming live-action film sequel. Yen Press publishes the manga in North America, while Discotek licensed the anime in North America.

Thermae Romae won the Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) award in 2010, followed by the Short Work Prize in the 14th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes. Although Yamazaki was born in Tokyo, she now lives in Chicago.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: Not coincidentally, Kodansha published the Japanese translation (pictured right) of Walter Isaacson's authorized Steve Jobs biography simultaneously with the English release — less than three weeks after Jobs passed away.


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