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Viz's Shonen Jump to Preview Ryoji Hirano's BOZEBEATS Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
2nd title to debut in English the following week

Viz Media's digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump announced on Monday that it will preview Ryoji Hirano's new BOZEBEATS manga on January 15, the same day it debuts in Japan in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump. Another preview title will launch on January 22: the manga that will premiere the same day in Japan is Tatsuya Matsuki and Shiro Usazaki's act-age.

Both manga are part of the "Jump Start" initiative, where Viz Media's Shonen Jump publishes the first three chapters of a new manga simultaneously with the Japanese release.

BOZEBEATS is a "priest expelling demons action" story that centers on a priest (bōzu) who lives alone on a strange mountain, when he meets a young man who was raised by wolves. Hirano previously published the "BOZE" one-shot manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2016. The one-shot focused on a priest who used guns.

act-age centers on a certain young woman and a genius director who meet at an audition for rookie actresses.

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