The motion picture Back to the Future has had remarkable longevity of popularity in Japan. It was therefore no surprise that the film was to be adapted into a manga, even though the gap between the two is 33 years. The internationally successful 1985 movie starred American actor Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly.
Gintama Shonen Jump, 2004-2018 Writer: Sorachi Hideaki Japanese manga Gintama is an esoteric alternative reality story, written by Sorachi Hideaki since 2004. It has been extremely popular in Japan: over 55 million copies of the manga are in print, and it has been adapted into a broadcast television anime, two anime movies, two live action
We have previously written about One Piece, the manga epic written by Eiichiro Oda and which started back in 1997. Twenty years later, Mr Oda is reported as having described the manga as 80% of the way to conclusion. The plot follows the protagonist, Monkey D Luffy, as he aggregates a crew. Mr Oda explains,
Ultraman is a manga written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Published in Monthly Hero’s since the magazine’s inaugural issue in October 2011, it is a manga sequel of the very popular 1966 Ultraman television series. Ultraman has had remarkable longevity, for a concept which started off in what we would now regard