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Monster, Billy Bat Creator Naoki Urasawa to Pen New Series in 2017

Naoki Urasawa fans, get hype.

The legendary artist, who has penned some of the most memorable and best-selling manga of the last quarter-century, including Yawara!, Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Billy Bat, among others, will start a new series in 2017.

The happy news comes from the latest issue of Big Comic Spirits, the magazine which has serialized most of Urasawa’s manga, alongside a one-shot manga from Urasawa called “Damiyan,” about the members of a yakuza group hanging out in a diner.

Urasawa wrapped up his latest manga, Billy Bat, which he co-wrote with Takashi Nagasaki, back in August. That series ran for eight years in the magazine Morning.

Back in February, the Setagaya Literary Museum in Tokyo held a career-spanning exhibition of Urasawa’s works. You can read our report here.

What do you think Urasawa-sensei will write about this time around?

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.