Hanshin Tigers Baseball Team Gets Special Manga Issue

posted on 2015-05-30 21:30 EDT by Eric Stimson
Rumiko Takahashi among manga artists included

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Nishinomiya's storied baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers, Big Comic Original is printing a special issue devoted entirely to them. It will include manga about the Tigers from manga artists who count themselves in the "Tiger Faction"; a double-sided pin-up featuring Urusei Yatsura's Lum and AKB48 singer Sayaka Yamamoto in Tigers uniforms; interviews with former Tigers outfielder Kōzō Kawatō, current Tigers pitcher Shintarō Fujinami, and baseball manga artist Jōkura Kōji; upcoming event information; and many Tigers-related articles on subjects like the team's 80-year history and their devoted fan base.

The manga includes works by:

  • Rumiko Takahashi (Tiger)
  • Akira Sasō (Akiko Hagiwara in 1997)
  • Tsutomu Takahashi (The 1992 Nightmare)
  • Kotobuki Shiriagari (Mt. Rokkō, The Secret Laboratory!!)
  • Tsunomaru (Father and Child Tigers)
  • Masahiko Kikuni (The Best Day)
  • Q Hayashida (Dubious Hanshin)

The magazine is on sale now for 450 yen ($3.63).

[Via Comic Natalie and My Navi News; Image from Scoopnest]

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