When Act-Age was cancelled following the arrest of writer Tatsuya Matsuki, many pointed out that the artist, Shiro Usazaki, was also being punished even though she hadn’t done anything. While Usazaki herself supported the decision to pull the manga, it left her without a job.
But Weekly Shonen Jump just announced a new (though short) project for Usazaki. She will be doing the art for a 47-page one-shot written by Osamu Ishikawa. Called “Engan no Cyclops” (Fire-Eyed Cyclops), it will be available in the new issue of Shonen Jump that comes out December 21.
Not much information has been given on it, but it does seem to support Shonen Jump’s promise that “the editorial department offers Usazaki Sensei our support and encouragement for future works.”
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.