Hanshin Tigers Baseball Team Gets Special Manga Issue
posted on by Eric Stimson
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).