One Piece Gets Spinoff Manga About Koby Lookalike on Jump+ App
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website announced on Friday that the website and app will launch a spinoff manga of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga on June 18. The manga is titled One Piece Koby ni no Kobiyama: Urifutatsu Nagi no Ōhihō (Kobiyama, Who Looks Like Koby: Two Piece in a Pod). Nakamaru is drawing the series. The manga will also serialize on the official One Piece franchise website.
The manga is a serialization of a one-shot that Nakamaru published in Weekly Shonen Jump on December 25. The manga centers on a middle school student who looks exactly like the manga's character Koby.
The manga is the third new One Piece spinoff manga Shueisha has announced in the last few weeks. Yoshikazu Amami (Battle Spirits Burning Soul) launched an "officially authorized" spinoff manga titled Chin Piece (pictured at right) in the July issue of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine, which shipped on Friday.
Additionally, One Piece is inspiring a crossover manga with the YouTuber group Fischer's. In the manga, the members of Fischer's will appear in the One Piece world. Semimaru Aburakōji is drawing the manga, and the series will premiere in the September issue of Saikyō Jump on August 3.
One Piece will have a "shocking important announcement" in this year's 34th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump on July 23. The new collaboration manga with Fischer's and the upcoming announcement are part of the manga's "One Piece day" 21st anniversary celebrations for July 22 (although the manga actually launched on July 19, 1997, it was advertised as launching on July 22).
Source: Shonen Jump+ website
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