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Kinnikuman Manga Returns to Shonen Jump After 11 Years With 1-Shot

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"Sayonara, Kinnikuman!! no Maki" shows 10 supermen arriving at Kinnikuman's retirement ceremony

This year's 29th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published a new 47-page one-shot manga of Kinnikuman by Yudetamago on Monday. The one-shot, titled "Sayonara, Kinnikuman!! no Maki" (The 'Goodbye, Kinnikuman' Story), is the first time the manga has returned to Weekly Shonen Jump in 11 years. The one-shot portrays the arrival of 10 supermen during Kinnikuman's retirement ceremony.

The creator duo Yudetamago resumed their original Kinnikuman wrestling manga as a free web manga in 2011. The creators went back to their first 1979 Kinnikuman storyline and continued where they last left the story in 1987. The original manga has inspired various television anime series and films. Yudetamgao previously published a Kinnikuman one-shot manga in Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine in 2015.

Toy figures of Kinnikuman were imported into the United States under the "M.U.S.C.L.E" brand name in the 1980s. Viz Media then released Takashi Shimada and Yoshinori Nakai's Kinnikuman Nisei - Second Generations manga sequel in North America as Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy, and 4Kids broadcast the anime adaptation on television.

Source: Comic Natalie

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