Bakuman. Manga Gets 2 New Prequel Chapters This Month
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba will publish two new chapters of their Bakuman. manga to commemorate the theatrical opening of the live-action Bakuman film. The film will open in Japan on October 3. Shueisha will publish the first of two Bakuman. age 13 chapters in the 43rd issue of Shonen Jump on September 21. The first 23-page chapter will include a center color page.
The manga will chronicle a time before "Saikō" (Moritaka Mashiro) and "Shūjin" (Akito Takagi) met.
Additionally, Shueisha will publish "Muto Ashirogi" and Sei Hatsuno (Haruchika) novel titled PCP -Kanzen Hanzaitō- (PCP -Perfect Crime Party-, pictured below) in the JUMP j BOOKS imprint on October 2. "PCP -Perfect Crime Party-" is the title of Muto Ashirogi's third fictional manga series inside Bakuman.
The two creators of Death Note serialized the Bakuman. manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 2008 to 2012, and Shueisha published over 15 million copies of the manga's 20 compiled volumes. The manga inspired three television anime series from 2010 to 2013. Viz Media published the manga in North America, and Media Blasters released part of the television anime on DVD in North America.
The live-action film stars Takeru Satoh (Rurouni Kenshin, Kamen Rider Den-O, Beck) as Moritaka Mashiro and Ryunosuke Kamiki (Howl's Moving Castle, Summer Wars, The Secret World of Arrietty, The Princess and the Pilot) as Akito Takagi.