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Shogakukan Asia Licenses Beyblade Burst Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Detective Conan: Shuichi Akai Special Collection will ship "soon"

Shogakukan Asia announced last week that it has licensed Hiro Morita's Beyblade Burst manga. The company will release the manga's first volume near the end of April. Shogakukan Asia also announced that it will release the Detective Conan: Shuichi Akai Special Collection manga "soon." The company will release both volumes at once.

Shogakukan Asia is previewing the first chapter of Beyblade Burst online. The company describes the manga:

Valt Aoi is a total newbie when it comes to Beyblade battles, but no one can beat his love for the game! Now, Valt has set his sights on the district tournament held in his hometown! But he'll first have to master moves and techniques that aren't just for show! Will his natural talent shine through?

First-print editions of the manga's first volume will include a limited edition "Valtryek" Gold Energy Layer, while supplies last.

Morita launched the manga in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comic magazine in July 2015, and it also appears in Shogakukan's Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic magazine. Shogakukan published the manga's fifth compiled book volume on January 27.

The Beyblade Burst television anime premiered in Japan in April 2016. The sequel anime, Beyblade Burst God, premiered in Japan on April 3. Beyblade Burst is available for streaming online with Daisuki.

Takara Tomy's Beyblade line of toys inspired a manga series in 2000-2003. The manga inspired three television anime series (Beyblade, Beyblade: V-Force, and Beyblade G Revolution) between 2001-2003, and the Beyblade the Movie: Fierce Battle film in 2002. The spinoff manga, Metal Fight Beyblade, has inspired the Beyblade: Metal Fusion, Beyblade: Metal Masters, Beyblade: Metal Fury, and Beyblade: Shogun Steel television anime series, as well as the Metal Fight Beyblade VS Taiyō Shakunetsu no Shinryakusha film.

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