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Shonen Champion Opens Votes for More Manga Creations

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Publisher Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine launched another dream project campaign on its its 50th anniversary website on May 23. The project previously announced crowdfund campaigns for a giant balloon of character Akira Midōsuji (Yowamushi Pedal), an "ultra-realistic" diorama of Baki Hanma's house (Baki-Dou), and a giant stuffed plush of John the armadillo (The Vampire Dies in No Time).

This time readers can vote on which idea they like the most in hopes that it will become a reality. There are 13 manga artists participating and each submitted three different "manifestos." Only one will be created and shown at the magazine's fan appreciation event on July 15.

Manga creators Keisuke Itagaki (Baki-Dou), Tatsuhiko Yamagami (Gaki Deka), Yūji Nakamura (Rokudō no Onna-tachi), and Takayuki Yamaguchi (Efu no Shichinin) submitted their ideas to the poll. The Baki-Dou ideas include a "Baki and Science Showdown,"The Behavior of 14 Kilos of Sugar Water," and "Create Kaoru Hanayama's Dress Shirt."

Yamagami's ideas all center around a display of the animal characters the protagonist transforms into, namely Kyon (a Reeves's muntjac), an African Elephant, and a tanuki.

Nakamura would like to create an illustration exhibition based on the delinquent girls' "relics" from the manga, including characters Haruya Iinuma, Kōhei Akai, and Nagori.

Apocalypse Zero manga creator Yamaguchi wants to create buttons from a character's uniform, a bag based on a sci-fi exoskeleton, and a commemorative wall jack.

Readers can cast their votes for the projects until June 6. Participants will be entered to win tickets to the fan appreciation event.

Source: Comic Natalie


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