The first 2018 issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that the magazine will launch two new manga in January 2018. Ryōji Hirano will launch the BOZEBEATS manga in the seventh issue on January 15, 2018, and Tsuya Matsukita and Shiro Usazaki will launch the act-age manga in the eighth issue on January 22, 2018.
BOZEBEATS is a “priest expelling demons action” story that focuses 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 on March 28, 2017.
act-age focuses on a certain young woman and a genius director who meet at an audition for rookie actresses. Matsukita and Usazaki previously published the “Asagaya Geijutsu Kōkō Eizōka e Yōkoso” (Welcome to the Video Department of the Asagaya Fine Arts High School) one-shot manga in Weekly Shonen Jump on January 30, 2017.