By Juliet Faure
– Published on 18 Feb 2022 at 12:20
In the world of manga, certain works become real references, just like their authors. This is the case for One Piece, Bleach and My Hero Academia, which are among the most popular manga. A few days ago, VIZ Media revealed that a collector’s manga is expected to be released soon.
Crossovers are commonplace in the manga universe. They often take place during special animated episodes as we had the opportunity to see in One Piece. However, it is rarer to see the authors of different licenses join forces to create the same work together. In a Tweet posted on February 14, VIZ Media formalized the release of the manga The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga. This manga, created in collaboration between the authors of One Piece, Bleach and My Hero Academia, should be a veritable compendium filled with advice and tips on working as a mangaka. The three artists are also expected to share intricacies they’ve learned over the course of their careers and publication within the Weekly Shōnen Jump.
Announcement: The creators and editors behind The World’s Most Popular Manga share their tricks, advice, and secrets in The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga, featuring commentary from Eiichiro Oda, Tite Kubo, Kohei Horikoshi, and more. Releases Fall 2022. pic.twitter.com/KLME78pzri
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) February 14, 2022
For the time being, we do not know if this collection will be adapted in France. Indeed, the three mangakas are not published within the same French publishing house. One Piece and Bleach are available from the publisher Glenatwhile My Hero Academia is published by Ki-oon. Nevertheless, this announcement had the effect of a real bombshell with the fans, the latter hoping to discover the secrets of their favorite mangakas as well as behind the scenes of the creation of these three manga references. Although Bleach ended in 2016, manga One Piece and Bleach are regularly present in the annual ranking of the best-selling manga in Japan.
My Hero Academia, One Piece, Bleach: Three manga monsters
As previously stated, Bleach ended in 2016 and the last story arc, The Bloody War of 1000 years, had not been adapted into an animated version. The anime had indeed ended in 2012 before the end of Tite Kubo’s manga. It was last December, on the occasion of the Jump Festa, that a first trailer for this return has been released. On his side, My Hero Academia should be completed in 2022, if all goes well according to an announcement by Kohei Horikoshi. One Piece, the work of Eiichiro Oda, should also be completed in the coming years, although we currently have no specific date. These three mangas are among the most popular within the manga community and each news around one of these mangas always has the effect of a tsunami among fans. We can’t wait to discover the collection The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga and whether it will be published in France. As a reminder, the chapters of One Piece and My Hero Academia are available on online reading platform MangaMore.