2 Crows Manga Spinoffs to Launch in Young Champion Mag (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Two spinoff series based on Hiroshi Takahashi's popular Crows fighting manga will launch in Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine. The announcements were made in the first issue of Akita's Young Champion Otoko spinoff magazine on September 30. Manga artist Kenichirō Naitō will adapt Takashi Miike's hit Crows Zero prequel movie back into the manga format. Naitō will be working off Shogo Muto's film script and Takahashi's original concepts, and his Crows Zero manga will launch in this year's 50th issue of Young Champion on November 13. Not coincidentally, a second Crows Zero movie has been green-lit for 2009. The DVD of the first film will be distributed in North America by Media Blasters.
Drop manga artist Dai Suzuki will serialize a new manga called Harumichi about Crows' main lead, Harumichi Bōya, starting next spring. Few details have been given besides the promotional blurb that indicates that Harumichi will confront Fujisuke, the most powerful man in a small village.
The original Crows manga ran for 26 volumes, and its sequel, Worst, has been published in English by Digital Manga Publishing.
Image © 2007 Hiroshi Takahashi/Crows Zero Production Committee
Update: Akita Shoten has since announced that Naitō's manga will run in Weekly Shonen Champion magazine, not Young Champion.
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