The combined 42nd and 43rd issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits has announced that Naoki Urasawa will begin a new series in the magazine’s 45th issue on October 6, 2018. It will be Urasawa’s first new series for the magazine since 21st Century Boys ended 11 years ago.
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. Urasawa’s Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl manga also 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.