George Morikawa desires to make a Chipmunk themed manga after Hajime No Ippo ends


George Morikawa shared on his Twitter account on March 14, 2024 his plans for a brand new undertaking after the conclusion of the Hajime No Ippo manga, which includes making a manga that focuses on squirrels.

In his tweet, Morikawa expressed shock at his diminished abilities in drawing squirrels, a topic he had not coated shortly. He revealed that regardless of spending ample time training in anticipation of making a chipmunk-themed manga after the conclusion of Hajime no Ippohis efforts have been dissatisfied when he introduced the draft to his editor.

Reflecting on his previous experiences with chipmunks, particularly his pets Joeichiro and Rumi, Morikawa expressed a way of nostalgia and eager for their presence.

After drawing a chipmunk for the primary time shortly, I used to be stunned at how dangerous I had gotten. I practiced so much as a result of I wished to attract a chipmunk manga as soon as the serialization of ‘Hajime no Ippo’ ended. Nevertheless, after I confirmed the storyboard to my editor, their expression clearly stated, “That is not what we would like,” which made me unhappy. The squirrels I lived with, Joeichiro and Rumi, lived 8 and 14 years respectively. They have been so cute. I miss them already.

Moreover, Morikawa shared a four-panel manga that includes a chipmunk named Shimanta on his Twitter account. Concluding the publish, he teased: “What lies forward for Shimanta? What surprises await him? Keep tuned for the following episode to seek out out!

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George Morikawa is a Japanese manga writer recognized for the long-running collection Hajime no Ippo. Born in Tokyo, Morikawa was impressed to turn out to be a manga artist when he learn Tetsuya Chiba’s Harris no Kaze in major faculty.

He was beforehand an assistant to Shuichi Shigeno.

His manga Hajime no Ippo has been serialized by Kodansha within the shonen manga journal Weekly Shonen Journal since October 1989, the chapters of which have been collected into 138 tankobon volumes as of July 2023.

Morikawa received the 1991 Kodansha Manga Award for Hajime no Ippo.

A 76-episode anime adaptation produced by Madhouse aired on Nippon TV from October 2000 to March 2002. In 2003, a tv film and an authentic video animation (OVA) have been launched. A second collection with the title Hajime no Ippo: new challenger aired from January to June 2009. A 3rd collection Hajime no Ippo: Rise aired from October 2013 to March 2014.

Supply: Twitter (1, 2), Oricon



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