posted on 2021-04-24 01:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nagai also starts new manga in Weekly Post magazine
This year's ninth issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine revealed on Saturday that legendary manga artist Go Nagai and his Dynamic Production company will draw a new chapter for Osamu Tezuka's Barbara manga in the magazine's next issue on May 10.
The magazine also revealed that the 10th issue will feature a dialogue between Nagai and film director Shion Sono. Additionally, Nagai will start a new manga titled Yagyūra Shinken in the May 10 issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Post business magazine.
The manga inspired a live-action film adaptation that premiered at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival in November 2019. The film is an international co-production between Third Window Films, Japan's TheFool (River's Edge), and Germany's Rapid Eye Movies (Ruined Heart). Tezuka's son Macoto Tezka directed the film, and the project marked his first time directing a live-action film adaptation of one of his father's works.
Tezuka's original manga ran in Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine from 1973 to 1974. Digital Manga's English release of the manga was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2013.
Nagai debuted as a manga artist in 1967 with Meakashi Polikichi and went on to create many classic and genre-defining works, including Cutie Honey, Devilman, Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, and Harenchi Gakuen. In recent years, he has continued to pen new spinoffs, such as his ongoing Devilman Saga manga. He has also serialized the autobiographical Gekiman! manga about the creation of his various notable titles.
Source: Big Comic issue 9 and magazine's website