Graphic novels made in Japan are having a global moment - just take a look at “Deadpool: Samurai”, the first partnership between Marvel and Japanese comics publisher Shonen Jump. Photo: AP
Graphic novels made in Japan are having a global moment - just take a look at “Deadpool: Samurai”, the first partnership between Marvel and Japanese comics publisher Shonen Jump. Photo: AP
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How Marvel’s Deadpool uniting with Japanese superhero from My Hero Academia shows the blurring boundaries between manga and non-Japanese works

  • Deadpool: Samurai, published in Japanese in 2021, was translated into English this month and was the bestselling Marvel comic last year
  • The world of manga and Japanese anime is going increasingly global, including crossovers with Korean webtoons

Graphic novels made in Japan are having a global moment - just take a look at “Deadpool: Samurai”, the first partnership between Marvel and Japanese comics publisher Shonen Jump. Photo: AP
Graphic novels made in Japan are having a global moment - just take a look at “Deadpool: Samurai”, the first partnership between Marvel and Japanese comics publisher Shonen Jump. Photo: AP
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