This week began the JBC Festa event, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of manga by Editora JBC in Brazil. On the panels broadcast live on various YouTube channels and on Instagram, new publications were announced that will arrive in Brazil by the publisher.
My Broken Mariko
The single-volume My Broken Mariko manga, written and illustrated by Waka Hirako, was published in Japan between June and December 2019 on ComicWalker (digital platform of Kadokawa publishing house). He won the Shining Prizes in 2020! Bros Comic Award and the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards.
Tomoyo Shiino supported his friend Mariko through years of abuse, neglect, and depression. As horrible as their circumstances are, their friendship has been the only comforting constant in Mariko’s life – and Tomoyo’s too. That is until Tomoyo is totally taken aback by the news of Mariko’s death. In life, Tomoyo felt powerless to help his best friend out of the darkness that pushed her to the limit. Now, Tomoyo is determined to release Mariko’s ashes for a final journey together.
The manga Buda by Osamu Tezuka will have a new Brazilian version and will be published in eight volumes, in a deluxe edition, scheduled for release in the second half of this year and published bimonthly.
Buddha was published in Japan between 1972 and 1983 in 14 volumes. The work had previously been published in Brazil by the Conrad publishing house.
The work shows a version of the story of Siddharta Gautama, prince of the Sakyas who abandoned his home and possessions. For years he wanders through the Bodhi-Gaya forest until he finds answers to his questions and becomes Buddha.
Kamen Rider Kuuga
The manga Kamen Rider Kuuga, by T Yoshiki Inoue and Hitotsu Yokoshima, based on the Kamen Rider franchise series started to be published in Japan in 2014 and has 16 volumes published so far.
The Tokusatsu Kamen Rider Kuuga series was shown on Japanese TV between 2000 and 2001 in 49 episodes, being the first series of the Kamen Rider franchise’s return after a 12-year hiatus without new franchise series.
The Princess and the Knight
The manga The Princess and the Knight by Osamu Tezuka will have a luxury format in two volumes, and new information about the launch of the work will be revealed in the future.
The Princess and the Knight were published in Japan between 1953 and 1956 by the magazine Shoujo Club and is considered the first manga in modern Japan aimed at the female audience. The work was previously published in Brazil also by Editora JBC in eight volumes.
It won an anime adaptation with production from Mushi Productions, the anime series was shown between 1967 and 1968 and had 52 episodes shown on Japanese TV. In Brazil, the animation was even shown on open TV with its 52 episodes in the 70s, on TV Tupi, and, later, in the 80s, on TV Record
In a world in which all children arrive on Earth with a heart chosen by angels, little Safiri is born with a peculiarity: she carries them both because of a prank on one of them. The confusion would be in place. After her birth, Princess Safiri is announced as a boy and ends up having to pose as such because of the harsh rules that prevent women from taking over the throne of the Kingdom of the Silver Land. The farce tries to prevent the plans of the evil Duke Duralumin, the king’s cousin, to hand over the crown to his son. For this, the Duke will try to prove that Safiri is a girl, at any cost. The two hearts of the princess generate conflicts that turn into adventures full of obstacles and dilemmas.