News Fujisawa's Kamen Teacher Black/Ino Head Gargoyle Gets 2-Chapter Crossover
posted on 2013-07-29 18:45 EDT
Publishers Shueisha and Kodansha and manga creator Tohru Fujisawa are collaborating on a two-chapter crossover manga to celebrate the first volume of Kamen Teacher Black and the fourth volume of Ino Head Gargoyle, which are both slated to ship on August 19. The special, titled "Kamen Teacher Police," will be split between Shueisha's Young Jump magazine and Kodansha's Young Magazine. Shueisha will publish the first half in this year's 38th issue of Young Jump on August 22, and Kodansha will publish the second half in this year's 39th issue of Young Magazine on August 26.
Fujisawa started his Kamen Teacher Black sequel in April as a follow up to the four-volume Kamen Teacher manga series.
The manga centers around Gōta Araki, a special Instructor in the Kamen Teacher Program which gives problem schools a complete overhaul. When he dons a mask, Araki becomes "Kamen Teacher Hayato Jūmonji," a hero for justice. He brings light to troubled schools by putting down delinquents. In the sequel manga, Kamen Teacher works at a notable school for wealthy socialites, where powerful parents and money mean everything to students.
The original Kamen Teacher manga is inspiring a live-action television adaptation starring Kis-My-Ft2 idol group member Taisuke Fujigaya, which premiered on July 6.
Ino Head Gargoyle is itself a spinoff of Fujisawa's Great Teacher Onizuka manga. The story centers on the character Toshiyuki Saejima, a corrupt police officer and Onizuka's friend, who appeared in the GTO: The Early Years prequel manga. Fujisawa launched the manga last year.
Fujisawa is currently involved in the Tokko Zero manga with Yukai Asada, the Space Sheriff Gavan manga with film screenwriter Yūji Kobayashi and artist Masaki Ōta, and the Soul Reviver manga with Manabu Akishige.