My Hero Academia: One’s Justice is coming soon to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and—exclusively to the West—Xbox One and PC platforms. The upcoming video game adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s manga pits heroes against villains in a 3D arena brawler, with Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugou, and Tomura Shigaraki confirmed as playable characters so far.
However, a My Hero Academia game would be incomplete without the series’ acclaimed “Symbol of Peace,” and so Weekly Shōnen Jump has announced this week that All Might himself will be joining the fray. Toshinori Yagi, known in-universe as the “Number One” hero All Might, wields the mythical “One For All” Quirk into battle. He is capable of unleashing powerful standard strikes that send opponents flying, with his moves ranked at “ultimate class.”
One’s Justice is expected to launch worldwide at some point this year. Are there other heroes or U.A. students you hope to be playable? Or are you more fond of the villains terrorizing the world of My Hero Academia? Go beyond and share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Ten days ago, Bandai Namco Entertainment teased an upcoming game project that sent fans of Kōhei Horikoshi’s hit manga My Hero Academia into a frenzy, providing no other hint beyond an egg tumbling out of a microwave and a countdown. The countdown has since reached its anticipated end, and so the teaser site has transformed into the webpage for Bandai Namco’s newly revealed My Hero Academia: One’s Justice, produced by Magicians Dead and Gunslinger Stratos developer Byking. Little is known about the game at this time, with more details and a teaser trailer forthcoming at Jump Festa 2018 within two weeks.
Check out the gallery below for an early look at the game, featuring Izuku “Deku” Midoriya facing off against League of Villains leader Tomura Shigaraki. My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will be available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. No release window has been announced at this time.
Earlier today, Bandai Namco Entertainment launched a teaser site for a new video game project, with a countdown set for a full reveal ten days from now. The barren site only features an interactive microwave visitors can click on, at which point an egg comes tumbling out.
While insignificant on its own, fans of Kōhei Horikoshi’s hit manga quickly caught on to the reference and to what the gaming publisher might be hinting at; a My Hero Academia video game could be on the horizon.
My Hero Academia takes place in a world where superpowers—known as “Quirks”—have become the societal norm, and centers on Izuku Midoriya, a “Quirkless” young boy who longs to become a Hero despite having no powers of his own. After a chance encounter with the revered All Might, the world’s greatest Hero, Midoriya’s longtime idol bestows upon him his “One For All” Quirk, with which Midoriya can finally pursue his dream of attending U.A. High School, where students are trained to become the next generation of Heroes. As for the teaser site’s reference, Izuku likens his self-destructive use of “One For All” to an egg in a microwave early on in the story.
This isn’t the first time Horikoshi’s work received a video game adaptation by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The publisher released My Hero Academia: Battle for All, developed by Dimps for Nintendo 3DS, exclusively in Japan last year.
The My Hero Academia manga made its debut in Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2014, and it just wrapped up the second season of its anime in September. A third season has already been confirmed, scheduled to premiere in April 2018.
Are you a fan of My Hero Academia? What would you expect or wish to see in a new Bandai Namco game for the franchise? Go further beyond and share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Plus Ultra!
A number Nintendo IPs have seen their fair share of cartoon animations through the years, but it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new one. Splatoon is changing that, thanks to the popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro, whose manga adaptation of the beloved game is about to hit YouTube as an anime.
The manga focuses on the adventures and battles of four different characters, each named after certain aspects of their outfits—Goggles-Kun, Headphones-Chan, Glasses-Kun and Knit Cap-Chan—while also including some of the game’s beloved NPCs as side characters. Bringing a comedic story to the game’s competitive Turf Wars and, potentially, Hero Mode, the series will come to YouTube on August 12th.
What are your thoughts on Splatoon coming to the internet as an anime? Hit the comments to let us know how you feel!
About a year and a half ago, a manga series was announced for Fire Emblem Fates. The planned manga was set to be illustrated by Fates character designer Kozaki Yusuke, and the scenario was going to be written by Shin Kibayashi, a writer for many games in the series. We haven’t heard much about the project since its initial tease last year, and apparently for good reason. According to a recent tweet from Yusuke, the project has been suspended.
That said, there is (perhaps) some hope that a Fire Emblem manga will still happen. Take a look at the message sent out by Yusuke:
“Regarding the Fire Emblem manga, due to various circumstances, right now the plans have essentially been suspended. Everyone who was looking forward to it, we are deeply sorry. Personally speaking, I would like to draw FE as a manga one way or another.” — Kozaki Yusuke
While the phrasing isn’t exactly clear, it sounds like the announced Fates manga is no longer happening. However, Yusuke personally still wants to work on a Fire Emblem manga. It’s possible that the manga was scrapped due to time constraints and other projects, but Nintendo could revisit the idea of a Fire Emblem manga for the next game. After all, Nintendo is planning to release a Fire Emblem mobile title sometime in early 2017, so there should hopefully create an influx of new fans to the series next year.
The Pokémon Adventures manga has been in print for almost as long as Pokémon has been around. While it does not get as much recognition as the games or anime, it still holds its place as a main pillar in the overall Pokémon mythos. With each new subsequent game, a new arc in the manga is released by writer Hidenori Kusaka and artist Satoshi Yamamoto. Now, the latest arc based around Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is now coming to the west by way of Pokémon veterans Viz Media.
The manga continues the story of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald as they work to stop a fast-approaching meteor, reminiscent of the Delta Episode that fans may remember from the most recent games. The first volume will be released sometime in September.
If you have never read Pokémon Adventures before, I would highly recommend it. It is relatively easy and inexpensive to find each issue, and it features a lot of interesting what-if situations, such as what would happen if half of the gym leaders in Kanto were actually commanders in Team Rocket.
Are you excited for Pokémon Adventures Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? Let us know in the comments below!
Pokémon GO has been dominating the headlines for weeks, but in just a few months we’ll have another exciting Pokémon adventure to enjoy. Pokémon Sun & Moon are coming to 3DS this November, but we’ll get to experience the Alola region even sooner. Popular Japanese publication CoroCoro has announced that they’ll be printing a Pokémon Sun & Moon manga, and the first issue is coming on September 15th.
The Pokémon Sun & Moon manga will feature a new trainer and his partner Rockruff on a journey through the Alola region. Details are scarce at this point, but more info will be revealed when the next issue of CoroCoro is released on Friday, August 12th. Around the same time, The Pokémon Company will also be revealing news about the upcoming games.
It is probably a safe assumption that many of us miss the wonderful publication known as Nintendo Power. Even so, in our hearts, each issue continues to live on—just like the printing rights for Super Mario Adventures, it seems. If you were a purveyor of the late magazine back in 1992, then you might remember a little comic strip by that name which was loosely based off the semi-recent Super Mario World. The comic, written by Kentaro Takekuma, ran for an entire year before closing up shop. Fortunately, the long out-of-print pages will now be released in a single anthology in mid-October this year.
The book, which can currently be preordered on Things From Another World, will be a full-colored comic anthology that contains each and every strip of Mario and Luigi’s adventure to defeat Bowser and save Princess Toadstool (Peach for you young folks). The book in question will be released on October 12th of this year. There is no word on whether or not the release will be limited, though you might as well preorder from the above link if you are interested. Things From Another World is also offering a 30% discount for all preorders of the book as part of a site-wide manga sale.
If you are curious, the book is being published by VIZ Media. If that name sounds familiar, that is because they are the same folks that publish the Pokémon anime alongside a lot of popular manga such as Dragon Ball Z and One Piece.
Are you excited for the full release of Super Mario Adventures? Will you be preordering or purchasing it? Let us know in the comments below!
A pair of talented female comic book artists working under the pen name of Akira Himekawa have been releasing manga adaptations for years now, re-imagining the stories of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords Adventures, The Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass, and Twilight Princess.
If you’ve missed out on these gems in the past, you’re in luck! VIZ Media has just announced that The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition manga series will be kicking off this November. Every two months, VIZ will be releasing two complete volumes of Akira Himekawa’s Legend of Zelda manga (complete with a new cover featuring new artwork), starting with parts one and two of Ocarina of Time.
The release will carry a print MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $21.99 CAN. These regular releases will continue until five sets of volumes are available. The first volume is now available for preorder on Amazon and Amazon Canada, but at slightly higher prices than what the press release indicated. Amazon also lists Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons as the next volume to be released, and those can be preordered on Amazon and Amazon Canada as well.
Fair warning: we are now entering the Speculation Zone where fans say crazy things and we’re crazy enough to kind of believe them. Today’s topic is the recently announced Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Although we know little about the upcoming 3DS titles other than their logos, some fans have brought forth an interesting hypothesis based on the limited information we have. In short, the games may introduce a new mechanic that allows trainers and Pokemon to combine in battle. The explanation involves Ash Ketchum’s Greninja, Burst Hearts, and the logos for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
So here’s how the theory breaks down. Check out the Japanese logos for last generation’s Pokémon games on the right.You can see a mysterious symbol among the title. Although we didn’t know it at the time, we now understand that shiny rainbow to symbolize Mega Evolutions, a mechanic introduced in the games.
Now take a look at the Japanese logos for Sun and Moon below.
There’s a shiny diamond here that’s not seen in the American logos for the game. That shiny diamond bears a strong resemblance to an item featured in a Pokémon spin-off manga called “ReBurst,” which is also depicted above. The item in question is called a “burst heart” and it allowed trainers to combine themselves with Pokémon, giving them new powers and abilities.
Considering the logos for X and Y featured the symbol for Mega Evolutions, is it a stretch to hypothesize that a “Burst” mechanic could be featured in Sun and Moon? Considering the sudden marketing push of Ash Ketchum’s unique “Ash Greninja,” I wouldn’t doubt this possibility. When initially unveiled, this new form of Greninja was speculated to be a Mega Evolution form. However, the anime episode featuring this form of Greninja has since aired. It turns out that the Pokémon changed its appearance because of its strong bond with Ash. However, the transformation has yet to be fully addressed or explored by the show, and new details could always arise. Could trainers and Pokémon combine their powers in Sun and Moon? It seems like a stretch, but we already have Pokémon based on vanilla ice cream, keys, noses, and trash bags. Really, anything is fair game for this franchise. Game Freak lost its mind a long time ago.
Hold on a second…
I’m getting an email from my man on the inside…
No… this is incredible.
Stop the presses. I have just received exclusive leaked screens from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Burst Evolutions are real and we have proof. Check out some of the new forms in the image gallery below.
In an interview with GameSpot, legendary Metal Gear producer Hideo Kojima has said he is hoping that the first game from his newly independent Kojima Productions studio will be the start of a multimedia institution. The upcoming title will be the introduction of an all-new intellectual property, and although Kojima can’t say for sure that it will be a series, he hopes it will have the impact needed to spawn a large franchise. “By impact,” Kojima explains, “I mean from the things that are unique to the game, the characters, and the world. This impact can lead into something outside of games, such as anime, manga, figures; something that is rich enough to expand.”
Kojima’s new game will release for both PlayStation 4 and PC.
Super Mario Maker has proven to be a very rewarding experience for gamers since it launched in September 2015, with new Event Courses popping up online to pass along additional Mystery Mushroom costumes as a reward. This handy power-up recently allowed players to dress up as the three Triforce HeroesTotem Links, the Sky Pop from Super Mario Land, and the three starter Pokémon from Red and Blue among other cameos.
Now comes a costume that none have seen coming: Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi, Naoshi Komi’s rom-com manga in Weekly Shōnen Jump!
Check out her trailer below, as well as GameXplain’s playthrough of the two Nisekoi-themed Event Courses: “Chitoge & Kosaki” and “Tsugumi & Marika.”
Seeing that Super Mario Maker is starting to delve deeper into manga and anime crossovers, I do wonder if that means we could be playing as Goku in a Mario game soon… At this point, it isn’t unrealistic to dream!
That being said, what other kind of Super Mario Maker crossovers would you like to see Nintendo have fun with in the future? To fans of the manga and anime, I ask you: Chitoge Kirisaki or Kosaki Onodera? Sound off in the comments!
When Nintendo makes a new IP, it’s always a big deal (unless it’s Pushmo, then it’s, like, sort of a deal to some people), and their hit team shooter Splatoon is no exception. The game’s been huge in both the East and the West, at last count having sold over four million copies. So, understandably, Nintendo’s looking to expand the brand, and the manner in which they’re choosing to do that right now is a manga.
Indeed, Splatoon‘s official Twitter announced that the squid kids are getting their very own manga, and it’s not even long until release; The launch date is just two weeks from now on February 29th, 2016. Of course, that’s for the Japanese version — nothing yet on a translation for the West.
The Google translation for the announcement tweet is just below. My favorite sentence is certainly “Hang in there goggle-kun!“
“There was a notice among the strongest elementary school corps decision tournament, that Splatoon of comic was serialized determined by the “separate volume flop comic”. Draw with “Hinode and Sankichi teacher”. We start from another roller April will be released around February 29th. Hang in there goggle-kun!”
Last Summer, we learned that Akira Himekawa (a pair of talented manga artists who work under a singular pen name) planned to release a new manga based on The Legend of Zelda series. It was later confirmed that this manga would be for Twilight Princess, coinciding with the launch of Twilight Princess HD on Wii U. We’ve learned today that the Twilight Princess manga will begin releasing in just a few days on February 8th, with new issues coming out every two weeks. The manga will be available on Shogakukan’s manga app Manga One. So far there’s no word about an official translation for the West, but we’ll be on the lookout for future updates.
Last year, the manga artist collective publishing under the pseudonym Akira Himekawa teased a new series based on The Legend of Zelda. While it was planned to release in 2015, no updates on the project had been shared until now. Akira Himekawa has announced that the manga will be based on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and published through the Manga One mobile app. The group also stated that the manga has long been planned and its timely release alongside Twilight Princess HD is a lucky accident. An exact date for the first issue of the manga will be shared later.
Since it first launched in May of last year, Splatoon has rewarded its players with a constant stream of free downloadable content with every in-game update, but that will unfortunately cease sometime this month. However, that doesn’t mean official Splatoon content is at its end.
Famitsu, in its Weekly editions, will begin serializing a pair of manga based on Nintendo’s hit Wii U shooter. The first, penned by Hino Takahashi, is a four-panel gag comic called Honobono Ika 4-Koma. In the meantime, various manga artists will contribute several Splatoon-themed stories to Play Manga.
No additional information concerning the manga announcement was provided.
The Fire Emblem 25th anniversary concert series is occurring in Japan, and out of the events has come an incredibly exciting announcement: a manga based off Fire Emblem Fates is in the works. Character designer Kozaki Yusuke will be over the illustrations for the series, and Shin Kibayashi, who wrote many of the games’ stories, is in charge of the scenario. The manga is set to debut in a monthly issue of Young Magazine this fall. Those are the only details we know for now, but hopefully more will be on their way soon.
How do you feel about a manga based off Fire Emblem Fates? Let us know in the comments below!
Akira Himekawa, the collective pen name of a pair of manga artists, has revealed via Twitter that a new manga based on The Legend of Zelda is in the works and will release later this year. The teaser image seen to your left accompanied the announcement, but we don’t know which game the manga will be based on.
Himekawa previously released manga based on A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords Adventures, Minish Cap, and Phantom Hourglass. They also wrote a manga that served as a prequel story to Skyward Sword. Unfortunately we don’t have any more details at this time, but we’ll be watching the situation. Whatever they’re working on next, it should be exciting!
Just yesterday we found out that an official one-shot Splatoon manga was released in the June issue of Japan’s CoroCoro magazine. At this time it is unknown if the manga will get an official release outside of Japan, but fortunately for us, an awesome fan has translated the entire manga into English. I have included the entire translated manga in the gallery below for your viewing pleasure. The translator is an anon on 8chan so I can’t give proper credit, but if that person happens to be reading this we definitely appreciate your work!
What do all of you think about the manga? Do you hope there will be more releases? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
A new, one-time Splatoon manga has recently been released in Japan. The manga is featured in CoroCoro’s June issue, and right now it seems as if this will only be a one-time feature. It is currently unknown if it will be receiving localization for anywhere other than Japan, but I’m hoping for a English version in the future.
Nintendo’s newest third-person shooter, Splatoon, releases on May 28th.