Air Master's Shibata Writes Pre-Max Manga Series

posted on by Karen Ressler
Story about 3 high school boys originally debuted as a one-shot

This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump will announce on Thursday that writer Yokusaru Shibata and artist Masahiko Aoki will expand their one-shot manga "Pre-Max" (short for "Pretty Max") into a full series. The manga will begin in the combined 21st and 2nd issue on Young Jump on April 23.

The "non-stop youth comedy" follows the lives of three high school boys. The original one-shot debuted in Shueisha's Miracle Jump in October.

Shibata ended 81diver in July. The manga was adapted into a live-action television series in 2008. Shibata's Air Master manga inspired a television anime in 2003 and Geneon Entertainment and Toei Animation released some of the series on DVD in North America before Funimation picked up the license. Crunchyroll streams the series on its website.

Picture via Comic Natalie

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