SATURDAY AM x JUMP FESTA 2021 PART 1


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JUMP FESTA 2021 IS HERE — here’s the news from day one

Saturday AM is the World’s MOST DIVERSE MANGA brand in the World and as we have inspired many up and coming diverse or black-owned imprints we were inspired by the BIGGEST BRAND IN MANGA — SHUIESHA’s SHONEN JUMP.

Every year, they have an ANNUAL EVENT called JUMP FESTA which is like COMICON for all things JUMP. This year’s event is being held ONLINE and via an app which was region-locked so those who are outside of Japan couldn’t see it.

Saturday AM though is not only the first diverse manga brand but as the biggest, we have artists and staff ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Here’s our report on DAY 1 of JUMP FESTA 2021..


MY HERO ACADEMIA to end?


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MY HERO ACADEMIA is on a roll with the manga’s WAR arc dominating forums and community boards while fans are ready for SEASON 5 of the anime to air on the 27th of March 2021. The news however that has caught a few people off guard is that creator, Kohei Horikoshi, suggested that he is entering the final phase of MHA. Now, this is NOT THE FIRST TIME, that translations have been misleading. A few years back, Horokoshi seemed to suggest that the fight scene at the end of the anime film, MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES was one he intended for the end of the manga.

Thus, the suggestion was that this would second and FINAL movie. Of course, it was recently revealed that SUMMER 2021 will see the THIRD film in the franchise’s life! So, we don’t believe MHA is ending anytime soon – but don’t take our word for it. Check out this rough translation of his stage panel.


Translation courtesy of https://twitter.com/shibuyasmash

Translation courtesy of https://twitter.com/shibuyasmash

HERE’S THE MHA PANEL DETAILS:

  • IT WAS REVEALED THAT THERE WILL BE AN exhibition drawing smash IN toukyou: 4/21~6/27 and oosaka: 7/16~9/5

  • HOROKOSHI WAS ASKED “how do you come up with (SUCH) scary designs?”

    • He answered: “mostly by watching movies like shutter or hellraiser”

  • Horokoshi was asked “most MHA charaCTERs are kids but there are lot of scenes where they get advice from adults. is it something you experienced as weLl?”

    • He answered: “yes, a lot. from my mother, teacher, or older students”.

  • VOICE ACTORS for MHA relived scenes from manga between A TEAM & B TEAM as this will be the focus of Season 5 of MHA.

    • Debuts 3/21/21 at 5:30pm

  • NEW VOLUME 29 releases 1/24/21

  • NEW MOVIE THIS SUMMER and NEW GAME IS IN THE WORKS!


A NEW GAME!

Megaton Musashi is in development fro LEVEL 5 game studio for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch. A release date has yet to be announced.


CHAINSAW MAN – IN SCHOOLS?


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like the manga series itself, Chainsaw man’s panel was a tad strange, fascinating, and exciting.

Here are the bullet points:

  • the first part (of the manga) is now over and creator/ sensei Tatsuki Fujimoto found it to be a very frightening time because he wasn’t sure if it was to goes on but it was decided by shueisha that the series would get a second part.

  • already running for two years, sensei hopes the final of part 1 will be to the readers liking.

  • FUjimoto and team are very excited to see the chainsaw man in action

    • they are curious as to how the chainsaw will move and what kind of sound it will make

    • more info will soon be available on the official site and twitter account.

  • WHen asked what makes chainsaw man so SUCCESSFUL, fujimoto and team felt that it’s weirdness and the contrast of cool and baka (stupid jokes).


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  • FUJIMOTO was asked about insipiration and he stated that he was inspired by previous manga, fire punch.

    • working from there he then focused on how to make the design cool and felt it was really hard

      • i.e. the balance between details of the chainsaw and monsters combined with making a weekly series

  • Fujimoto likes to draw paachan because he doesn’t need to think a lot about her. instead, whatever just what comes to her mind he can draw which is very fun for him.

  • On the other hand, it is very difficult to draw makima. needs lots of references for anatomy

  • “whats the second part about?”

    • “makima goes to school”

  • they then showed a timelapse video of fujimoto’s drawing

    • people can win this under the hashtag #jfチェンサーマン


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