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Akira Amano's Exhibit Shows New Anime Video Featuring Reborn!, ēlDLIVE

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st Reborn! anime footage since TV anime ended in 2010; video streams on August 4

The "Amano Akira Illustrations Exhibition" event is presenting a special collaboration mini anime video of Akira Amano's Reborn! and ēlDLIVE manga starting this week. The video celebrates the event's opening, and it will stream on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app on August 4. The video features the first anime footage of Reborn! in six years since the television anime's end in 2010. The video is also the first anime footage of ēlDLIVE to be made public.

Viz Media released 16 volumes of the Reborn! manga in North America, and it describes the story:

When Reborn, a fedora-wearing, gun-toting toddler, arrives and says he's come to groom Tsuna for his future as boss of an Italian organized crime family, Tsuna is more than a little skeptical. But Reborn may have the "magic bullet" necessary to turn Tsuna's life around!

Amano launched Reborn! in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2004, and ended it in 2012. The manga's television anime adaptation ran from 2006 to 2010. Crunchyroll and Viz Media streamed the anime adaptation outside Japan.

Amano's ēlDLIVE manga launched in full color on Shonen Jump+'s predecessor app Jump Live in August 2013. The manga switched to Shonen Jump+ when the app launched in September 2014. Shueisha published the manga's fifth compiled book volume on March 4, and will ship the sixth volume on August 4. The manga will get a television anime in 2017 by Studio Pierrot.

Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English digitally in September-October 2014 as part of its "Jump Start" initiative, and it describes the manga as follows:

"Mumbling" Chuta Kokonose doesn't have many friends. In fact, the only conversations he has anymore are with voices inside his head. Little does he know that this voice doesn't mean he's crazy. It just means he has an alien living inside his body!

The "Amano Akira Illustrations Exhibition" event is running at the pixiv Zingaro in Tokyo's Nakano Broadway complex from Thursday, July 28 to August 9.

Source: Oricon Style

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