Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka, who is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion, is also a fan of anime and manga. Last year a tweet of hers referring to Prince of Tennis lead Ryoma Echizen as her “husband” went viral.
But now she’s getting even more involved in the otaku world, because there’s going to be a whole manga about her!
The manga will appear in Nakayoshi, a shojo magazine published by Kodansha, in an issue that will come out at the end of this month. Pretty Cure mangaka Futago Kamikita is doing the art, and Osaka excitedly shared the news (plus an image of her manga-style).
Growing up reading manga/watching anime was something that bonded me and my sister immensely so this is really exciting for both of us 🥰 https://t.co/mmzJ5k17x8
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) November 28, 2020
Osaka’s sister Mari Osaka will also be involved in the project, overseeing the work.
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.