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Act-Age artist to return to Weekly Shonen Jump

More than two years have passed since the tragedy of Act-Agean extremely popular manga that was on its way to an anime adaptation, but ended up being canceled after the writer Tatsuya Matsuki He was arrested for sexually assaulting minors. However, Act-Age It was not only his job, but also Shiro Usazakian artist who had been “in limbo” after the disaster caused by her co-worker.

After the controversy of Act-AgeUsazaki was still actively involved doing illustrations for magazines and occasionally for other manga, until in December 2020 he collaborated with Osamu Ishikawa to launch the one-shot Engan no Cyclopsand then with itou in June 2022 with the one-shot Ryū no Eigakan. As we can tell, she hasn’t been in a serialized work for years, and it looks like that trend is set to continue.

It was recently revealed that the artist Shiro Usazaki will return to the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump with a new one-shot titled “Kimi to Aoi Yoru no (You and the Hollyhock Night)”, which will be published in the March 20 issue of the magazine. Due to the wording that was given to it by some media, some mistakenly believe thatAct-Age will resumebut that’s completely wrong. That work is still cancelled.

On the other hand, for this new one-shot he will collaborate with kidasaori (original story), taoka muneaki and Shinoda Kizuki (original concept). There are no details about the story, so we will have to wait for this new work to be officially announced on the Weekly Shōnen Jump.


Synopsis for Act-Age

Since she was a child, Kei Yonagi has been drawn to the idea of ​​acting, as she has always carefully observed how actions and emotions differ depending on the type of character portrayed. Now that she is a teenager, she has no money and is the only one able to financially support her little brothers. She begins to audition for every possible role, without much success. Her luck begins to change when Sumiji Kuroyama, a renowned director, sees Yonagi’s acting and is amazed at her ability to immerse herself in the role, the so-called method acting. Although she is a diamond in the rough, if she keeps using the same technique over and over again, she could be seriously harmed. Therefore, he makes the decision to help polish her, giving Yonagi the opportunity she needs. However, the road ahead of her is not an easy one, and she will have to adapt to overcome the various challenges that come her way.

Fountain: Mogura Manga

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