More Marvel Manga Collaborations Announced for 2024

During Tokyo Comic Con on December 9, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski hinted at upcoming marvel manga collaborations set to be unveiled in 2024. Speaking at the “Assemble at Tokyo Comic Con! Marvel Gathering 2023” stage event, Cebulski discussed the publisher’s ongoing relationship with Shueisha, particularly the Shonen Jump and Jump+ teams, highlighting their fruitful collaboration over the years. He also mentioned secretive “level 7 clearance” meetings held just prior to the convention. While specifics from these meetings couldn’t be disclosed at the time, Cebulski tantalizingly hinted at collaborations involving Marvel characters, slated for reveal in 2024.

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Marvel’s recent ventures into Japanese print have been diverse, ranging from Kodansha’s Magazine “Marvel” Manga Award in 2017 and 2018, to Kazuki Takahashi’s “Secret Reverse” and other one-shot manga in 2019. The following year saw the release of Sanshirō Kasama and Hikaru Uesugi’s Deadpool: Samurai manga, while 2021 introduced Nao Fuji’s Marvel Meow series and powered suits designed by Eiichi Shimizu for the Tech-On Avengers comic series.

Additionally, Marvel collaborated on three Ultraman limited series from 2020 to 2022, with a Marvel/Ultraman crossover event in the works. Most recently, in 2023, Viz released the Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute collection.

Notably, Takahashi unveiled an image featuring Iron Man and Spider-Man at the 2019 event, hinting at the ongoing evolution of Marvel’s presence in the world of manga.Over the years, Marvel has engaged in numerous manga collaborations, forging connections with renowned manga creators and publications.

These collaborations have resulted in a diverse array of projects spanning different genres and formats.One notable collaboration occurred with Kodansha’s Magazine “Marvel” Manga Award, an initiative launched in 2017 and 2018. This award encouraged Japanese manga artists to create original stories featuring Marvel characters, showcasing their creativity and reimagining beloved superheroes within the manga medium.

In 2019, Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, contributed to Marvel’s manga efforts with “Secret Reverse” and other one-shot manga. Takahashi’s unique take on Marvel characters introduced fresh perspectives and storytelling approaches to the Marvel Universe.

Another noteworthy project emerged in 2020 with the release of “Deadpool: Samurai” manga by Sanshirō Kasama and Hikaru Uesugi. This manga reimagined the irreverent anti-hero Deadpool in a feudal Japanese setting, blending elements of samurai culture with Deadpool’s signature humor and action-packed antics.

In 2021, Nao Fuji’s “Marvel Meow” series offered a whimsical and charming take on Marvel characters as adorable cats, showcasing a delightful fusion of Japanese kawaii culture and Marvel superhero lore.

Eiichi Shimizu’s contribution to the Tech-On Avengers comic series in the same year introduced powered suits designed by Shimizu, adding a unique mecha-inspired twist to the Marvel Universe.

Additionally, Marvel collaborated on three limited series featuring the iconic Japanese superhero Ultraman from 2020 to 2022, with plans for a Marvel/Ultraman crossover event.

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Source: ANN

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