One Punch Man Artist Yuusuke Murata to Launch Manga Based on Back to the Future Film
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Manga artist Yuusuke Murata (One-Punch Man, Eyeshield 21) announced at the Ready Player One film "celebration event" in Tokyo on Thursday that he will launch BTTF, a manga series based on the 1985 American science-fiction film Back to the Future. The film's screenwriter Bob Gale is supervising the manga, which will include story content not seen in the film.
The manga will begin serializing on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web site at a date to be announced later. However, Murata plans to publish the first compiled book volume on April 20. Although the website describes the manga as based on the 1985 film, the preview illustration above also features characters from the film's two sequels.
Murata is still working on the manga, but the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! site is presenting a page from the first chapter's color opening:
Murata noted that drawing the actor Michael J. Fox as the main lead Marty McFly is a "extremely high hurdle" to overcome, but he vows to do his best.
Robert Zemeckis directed the film, which follows Marty McFly, a high school student living in Hill Valley, California in 1985. During an interupted experiment with his scientist mentor Emmett Brown, Marty travels back in time 30 years ago to 1955. After he meets his future father and mother, he must restore the past and return to the future.
Viz Media released all 37 volumes of Murata and Riichirou Inagaki's Eyeshield 21 manga in North America. The manga inspired a 145-episode television anime series in 2005-2008, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in 2010-2011. Crunchyroll is streaming the series online.
After Eyeshield 21, Murata and web manga creator ONE launched the ongoing One-Punch Man manga on Shueisha's free "Tonari no Young Jump" website in 2012. The series is a remake of ONE's original web manga of the same name. Viz Media is releasing the series digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology, and is also releasing the series in print. The manga also inspired a television anime which Viz Media streamed as it aired in Japan. The anime's staff announced a second television season.
Source: Comic Natalie
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