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Watch Naoki Urasawa Draw His Asadora! Manga

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Monster and 20th Century Boys manga creator Naoki Urasawa sat down to draw his newest work Renzoku Manga Shōsetsu Asadora! (Serial Manga Novel Asadora!) in a video released by Shogakukan's BIG COMIC YouTube channel. The manga's first compiled volume will be released on Friday and the video will be shown on television and outdoor screens the same day.

Asadora! follows a woman from the postwar period to the present who lives a poor but sturdy life. Urasawa published the final chapter of the manga's "first arc" in January in the magazine's ninth issue and it's expected to return in the 23rd issue on May 7.

Urasawa (Yawara!, Master Keaton, 20th Century Boys, Pluto) launched the manga inShogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits in October. The manga is Urasawa's first new series for the magazine since 21st Century Boys ended 11 years ago. Notably, the manga is also the first of Urasawa's works to have a digital version (Shogakukan publishes the digital version through the digital version of Weekly Big Comic Spirits).

Viz Media has published Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, 21st Century Boys, Monster, and Pluto manga. Monster inspired a television anime series in 2004-2005, and 20th Century Boys inspired a live-action trilogy film adaptation in 2008-2009. Additionally, his Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl manga inspired an anime series in 1989-1992, an anime film in 1992, and an anime special in 1996. An anime project based on Pluto is in the works.

An exhibition of Urasawa's work is currently being held in Los Angeles until March 28, and Urasawa himself held a talk at the event on January 23.

Source: Comic Natalie

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