Manga Anthology Gets to the 'Meat' of It, Literally

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

A new manga anthology should appeal to the carnivores among us. Publisher Tokuma Shoten released the Manga Niku (Manga Meat) anthology on Monday. The comic collection pairs well with last year's Manga Sake compilation.

Manga Niku features individual stories drawn by manga creators from Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine. The volume collects stories from 23 contributors, including Tsukasa Usui (Isekai Izakaya "Gen"), Yukiaki Uno (Hatsukoi no Tonari), Masakazu Ooi (Chiichan's Menu), Kaoru Curry-zawa (Kremlin), Arata Kawabata (Sadistic Nature and Masochistic Instinct), Kanna Kii (Seaside Stranger), Yua Kotegawa (Anne Freaks, Line), Jingu Takao (Bamboo Blade C), and Namoshiro Tanahashi (Hammer Session!).

Kadokawa released its own manga anthology focusing specifically on canned meats in 2016. The annual Tokyo Meat Festival added an anime day last year, combining singing idols and anime industry talks with a megaton of beef. If you're curious about the process of how a cow becomes food, a net manga serves as a explainer on the process or you could tune in and watch Japan's National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations' meat-loving mascot "Zeushi-kun" explain it all in a series of anime shorts.

Source: Comic Natalie

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