Boichi to Draw One Piece One-Shot Manga About Zoro for Manga’s 22nd Anniversary

This year’s 33rd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that artist Boichi will draw a one-chapter official spin-off manga for Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga. The one-shot is titled “Roronoa Zoro: Umi ni Chiru” (Fall Into the Ocean), and the manga will focus on a fight between Zoro and Mihawk.

Shueisha will publish the manga in the magazine’s 34th issue on July 22, 2019. The chapter will have 46 pages and will also feature a center color page. The one-shot is celebrating the manga’s 22nd anniversary, which will also be on July 22, 2019.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media and Anime NYC Welcome the Creators of the Dr. Stone Manga

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and VIZ Media have announced that Dr. Stone manga creators Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi will participate in Anime NYC 2019 as Official Guests and that the prominent manga and recently debuted anime series will play a major role in New York’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention.

Inagaki and Boichi will join over 40,000 fans, guests, and publishers from across the U.S. and Japan at Anime NYC, November 15-17, 2019 inside the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Dr. Stone is an ongoing manga series spanning over 10 volumes and 100 chapters in Japan. In the series, all of humanity is turned to stone. Many millennia after that cataclysmic event, high school student Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku. Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science. Dr. Stone is published in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan, with VIZ Media releasing the book in the U.S. A hotly-anticipated anime adaption featuring the voices of Yusuke Kobayashi, Makoto Furukawa, and Kana Ichinose debuted on July 5, 2019 and is available in the U.S. now on Crunchyroll.

Dr. Stone writer Riichiro Inagaki is also the author of the sports drama Eyeshield 21, and Dr. Stone artist Boichi is the prolific Korean illustrator behind Sun-Ken Rock. Both will participate in panels, autograph signings, and special events at Anime NYC to celebrate Dr. Stone‘s success. More details about their schedules will be revealed in Fall 2019.

“We’re deeply excited to welcome Mr. Inagaki and Boichi to Anime NYC,” said Anime NYC Show Director Peter Tatara. “Dr. Stone has taken the world by storm, and we’re privileged to welcome the creators of one of the year’s biggest manga to the biggest city in America!”

Dr. Stone is a smart new series that imagines a post-apocalyptic world and the role science will play in a budding human civilization,” says John Bae, VIZ Media Editor. “With Inagaki’s sharp storytelling and Boichi’s clean art style, we’re honored to welcome Dr. Stone‘s duo to Anime NYC.”

Anime NYC will continue to announce more guests from both America and Japan throughout Summer and Fall 2019, and attendees can look forward to the latest from sponsors, partners, and publishers including Crunchyroll, Animate, Aniplex of America, BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Funimation, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, Inc, VIZ Media, and Yen Press. Fans wanting to learn the latest can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets to this year’s Anime NYC are available now.

Boichi to End the Origin Manga

This year’s 10th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine has announced that Boichi’s Origin manga will end in the next issue on February 9, 2019.

The story takes place in 2048, at a time when Japan is connected to Eurasia via a transcontinental railroad. Tokyo has become a hotbed of terrorism and crime, and mysterious beings attack people night after night. The manga follows Origin, a robot who hunts these beings.

Boichi launched the manga in Young Magazine in September 2016. Kodansha will publish the ninth volume on February 6, 2019.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Launches the New Manga Adventure Series Dr. Stone

VIZ Media delivers the new dystopian manga adventure Dr. Stone on September 4, 2018.

Dr. Stone is written by Riichiro Inagaki with art by Boichi. The series is rated “T” for Teens and will be published in print under the Shonen Jump imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Dr. Stone also launches digitally on September 4, 2018 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a bimonthly basis.

In Dr. Stone, one fateful day all of humanity is suddenly turned to stone. Many millennia later, high school student Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku. Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science.

Dr. Stone blends a compelling story, characters, and richly detailed artwork with real world scientific principles to form an intriguing new series,” says John Bae, Editor. “We invite readers to discover Dr. Stone this September!”