Manga tied into Korean company YLAB’s SuperStrings IP to debut on April 19
This year’s 19th issue of Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Boichi will launch a new webtoon series titled SuperString: Isekai Kenbunroku with writer In-Wan Youn (Devil’s DefenseIslands, Shin Angyo Onshi) in the 21st issue, scheduled to ship on April 19.
LINE Digital Frontier had previously announced in June 2022 that Boichi would launch a new webtoon series titled SuperStrings (pictured right) with Youn on the LINE Manga app in mid-2023.
The series centers on one young man’s story of protecting his family and fighting alone. In the story, heroes from various dimensions come to Earth and fight a war. The magazine describes it as a hyper-dimensional action series about Marco Polo.
SuperStrings is tied to the Korean company YLAB’s Super Strings IP, which features characters from different YLAB works in one universe. The IP focuses on manhwa but also includes films, musicals, live-action works, and games.
Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock, origin) and Riichirou Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21) launched the Dr. stones manga in Weekly Shōnen Jump in March 2017, and ended the series in March 2022. The manga got a new chapter in Weekly Shōnen Jump around the same time the Dr. Stone: Ryusui special aired last July.
Boichi had launched an essay manga titled Zessan Sekaimeshi: Tabereba Konoyo no Subete ga Wakaru (Amazing World Food: Understanding Everything About This World Through Eating) in April 2022, but he ended the manga in its third chapter. Boichi stated that he had to stop the manga because “something sad happened.”
Youn’s Islands and Devil’s Defense works have received English releases. Shin Angyo Onshi inspired an anime film in 2004 that was released in English under the title Blade of the Phantom Master.
Source: Weekly Shōnen Sunday issue 19