It seems like japanese love baseball, funny thing is that many authors are working on Bench, Masashi's will release be the first of 6 authors to work on it. I'm really tired of baseball and batsketball that I don't even bother to Watch on sports networks these days, Golf is really growing into me, maybe because is something new for me.
I like footbal manga and I'm talking about the real footbal and not the American version. I would like to see a sport version manga of gymnastic, I know that Kaleido Star was Shoujo, but heck I enjoyed that serie, would like to see a shounen version or seinen about gymnastics or any olyimpic level sport.
Baseball is indeed Japan's national sport, it's the most popular sport in Japan by a wide margin. And Kishimoto himself is a big fan and used to play.
For people who want a bit more info, the one-shots for "Top of the Super Legend" project are:
#1. "Bench" by Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)
- A hot-blooded baseball manga, described as ground-breaking.
#2. "Bankara-san ga Tōru" by Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)
- A story about a legendary banchō (leader of a juvenile gang). The title, "Here Comes Mister Uncivilized", seems to be a spoof of an old 70s shōjo series called, "Here Comes Miss Civilized" (Haikara-san ga Tōru).
#3. "Moon Walker LTD." by Takeshi Konomi (Prince of Tennis)
- Described as an unprecedented action story. The Ltd. in the title would seem to imply that Moon Walker is a company.
#4. "Pō" by Kyosuke Usuta (Flute Blower! Jaguar)
- A story about Pō, a children's kung fu school.
#5. "SUCCEED" by Osamu Akimoto (Kochikame)
- A story about a girl who lives in a peaceful village.
#6. "KINTOKI: Kanameshi no Toki" by Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball)
- A young man named Toki has a certain dream. The subtitle, roughly "Toki's Kaname Family Values", seems to be a pun on kaname (monetary value), shi (family) and Kanameshi ("the Kaneme Family").
Think we'll get some spoilers before the chapter comes out?
Yeah I feel it. nice avatar btw, adventure time is one of my favs.
Bench will be released next week by mangastream, alongside the new Naruto chapter
I feel bad for Kishi. The guy has been stuck writing Naruto for how long? He needs to do something different just so he doesn't loose it and, like, freak out in his office. Think about it, writing and drawing basically the same thing over and over for over 10 years. Over and over...but baseball is fun. Kinda...not really, but power to the man.
Interesting switch by Kishi...
Of all the different kinds of sports to choose from...he chose to focus on Baseball. He likes it? Good for him.
Well, I'll be looking forward to reading the one-shot once it becomes available. I hope Kishi focuses on the fun and adventurous-side of the game...(even though I personally don't see anything interesting or exciting about Baseball itself. :P) and not sway towards...8D you know what I'm talking about...if not. Oh well.
Would've been awesome to see an Ice Hockey manga from Kishi IMHO.
Is the fat kid the main character?
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