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Naoki Urasawa Launches New Manga in Big Comic Spirits

posted on by Karen Ressler
Teaser visual shows running child

The combined 42nd and 43rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits announced on Saturday that Naoki Urasawa will begin a new series in the magazine's 45th issue on October 6. It will be Urasawa's first new series for the magazine since 21st Century Boys ended 11 years ago.

The magazine revealed a visual (pictured right) but no title for the series. The tagline with the visual reads, "That child is always running."

Viz Media has published Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, 21st Century Boys, Monster, and Pluto manga. Monster inspired a television anime series in 2004-2005, and 20th Century Boys inspired a live-action trilogy film adaptation in 2008-2009. Additionally, his Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl manga inspired an anime series in 1989-1992, an anime film in 1992, and an anime special in 1996. An anime project based on Pluto is in the works.

Viz Media published the 12th and final volume of Urasawa, Hokusei Katushika, and Takashi Nagasaki's Master Keaton manga last September. The series inspired a television anime adaptation in 1998, and an original video anime (OVA) continuation in 2004.

Urasawa's Mujirushi - Le signe des rêves (The Sign of Dreams) manga ended in February.

Sources: Weekly Big Comic Spirits #42/43, Comic Natalie

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