Titan Manga Secures Kamen Rider In New Partnership With Stonebot
A new partnership with Stonebot brought Titan Manga out Kamen Rider content.
The new manga Rider will see the return of Kamen Rider Kuughas like a new adaptation, with a Kamen Rider Zero-One adaptation to follow. The partnership will also include a new manga based on Astroboy called ATOM: The Beginning, which will launch the releases produced by the collaboration. The new release is scheduled for release later this year and will give new fans a chance to enjoy the famous Tokusatsu superhero series if they have never seen it before, through the manga platform.
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Kamen Rider was first released in 1971 and was the first of many Riders in the franchise, as the concept changes in each Super Sentai series. Only two series of Kamen Rider were adapted to the west which was Kamen Rider RX as masked riderand Kamen Rider Ryuki as Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. The popularity wasn’t enough to lead to constant adaptations like Power Rangers, however, the franchise was still loved by Tokusatsu fans. Kamen Rider Kuuga was the 10th installment in the franchise and started a new era.
The show was also the first season to air entirely during the Heisei period and the first standalone Kamen Rider series since. Kamen Rider RX. Kamen Rider Zero-One also started a new era of the franchise by starting a new generation during the Reiwa period. These two seasons of Kamen Rider are currently available in the west on Toei Tokusatsu World Official Youtube and via Yell! Plant.
Titan Manga in a Kamen Ride
Titan Manga (new brand of Titan Comics) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Stonebot to publish Kamen Rider Kuuga and Atom: The Beginning Manga Series. The partnership will also include a brand new Kamen Rider Zero-One comedy series. The partnership kicks off on October 11, 2022, with the release of ATOM: The Beginning Vol. 1 – an original manga series based on the popular manga god Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy series, which has spawned multiple anime adaptations, video games, and more! ATOM: The Beginning is a sci-fi manga about the turbulent lives of two robotic engineering students and their latest groundbreaking project: the humble but incredibly powerful A106, or “Six”.
Based on the original concept and story of legend Tokusatsu Shotaro Ishinomori, Kamen Rider Kuuga marks the return of a classic manga character adapted for the 21st century that is sure to surprise new fans and veterans alike. Kamen Rider Kuuga goes beyond the confines of a normal adaptation and redefines its hero for modern audiences, expanding its universe and connecting it to other incarnations of the bug-eyed hero in a way that’s completely accessible to new readers who haven’t not met Kamen Rider story before. Flight. 1 is set to hit stores on November 8, 2022.
Titan Publishing Director, John Dziewiatkowski –
“We are thrilled to be working with Stonebot. We have a successful history with manga publishing, but this new partnership will take the imprint to new levels.
Titan will also release a new comic book series based on the Tokusatsu TV series. Karmen Rider Zero-One (currently on Shout! Factory in the US). Written by Brandon Easton (Transformers), this series is set to launch in Fall/Winter 2022.
Diego Barassi, Managing Director, Stonebot –
“This partnership not only shares an ambitious business vision, but also a working philosophy with the talented team at Titan. More soon!”
Kamen Rider Kuuga and ATOM: The Beginning are the latest announcements from Titan Manga (new imprint of Titan Comics) who also recently revealed a new “director cut” edition of Afro Samurai – launching July 2022. This follows recent hits from Titan Manga sherlock holmes (adapted from the hit BBC show) and Ryuko Vol. by Eldo Yoshimizu. 1 & Vol. 2, Gamma Draconis and Hen Kai Pan.
A new adaptation of Kamen Rider is exactly what is needed to see the franchise expand further west. The new manga should be exciting new content for fans, especially since the current Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Review, is not available outside of Japan. Hopefully the manga series will lead to more adaptations and streaming content for Kamen Rider. For now, it’s something fans will want to dive into because now they can continue to feed that craving for this incredible superhero franchise. It’s likely that more Kamen Rider series will be adapted based on the success of these manga adaptations, but fans will have to wait and see.
What do you think of this new Kamen Rider manga? Are you more excited for Kamen Rider Kuuga or the Kamen Rider Zero-One manga adaptations? Will you also aim to get the new ATOM: the beginning manga? Let us know on social media or in the comments below, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more Kamen Rider news.
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