Titan Manga Secures Kamen Rider in New Partnership with Stonebot

A new partnership with Stonebot has secured Titan Manga’s publishing capability Came Riders Contents.

The new Rider manga will see the return of Kamen Rider Kuuga as a new adaptation, with a Kamen Rider Zero-One adjustment follows. The partnership will also include a new manga based on Astroboy called ATOM: The Beginning, which will kick off the publications produced as part of the collaboration. Scheduled for later in the year, the new release will give new fans the opportunity to enjoy the famous tokusatsu superhero series through the manga platform if they have never seen it before.

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Came Riders was first released in 1971 and was the first of many drivers in the franchise as the concept changes in each series of Super Sentai. Only two Kamen Rider series were adapted in the west, which was Came Rider RX as Masked riderand Kamen Rider Ryuki as Came riders dragon knights. The popularity wasn’t enough to lead to the constant adaptations like Power Rangers, but the franchise was still enjoyed by tokusatsu fans. Kamen Rider Kuuga was the 10th part of the franchise and ushered in a new era.

The show was also the first season to air entirely in the Heisei period and the first Kamen Rider standalone series since Came Rider RX. Kamen Rider Zero-One also started a new era of the franchise as it ushered in a new generation within the Reiwa period. Both seasons of Kamen Rider are currently available in the West on Toei Tokusatsu World Official Youtube and via Shout! Factory.

Titan Manga In On A Kamen Ride

Titan Manga (new Titan Comics imprint) is pleased to announce a new publishing partnership with Stonebot Kamen Rider Kuuga and Atom: The Beginning manga series. The partnership will also include a brand new company Kamen Rider Zero-One comic series. The partnership begins on October 11, 2022 with the release of ATOM: The Beginning Vol. 1 – an original manga series based on manga god Osamu Tezuka’s world-renowned series Astro Boy, which spawned multiple anime adaptations, video games and more Has! ATOM: The Beginning is a sci-fi manga about the turbulent lives of two robotics students and their latest revolutionary project: the humble but insanely powerful A106, or “Six”.

Based on the original concept and story of tokusatsu legend Shotaro Ishinomori, Kamen Rider Kuuga marks the return of a classic manga character adapted for the 21st century that will surprise both new and veteran fans alike. Kamen Rider Kuuga going beyond the confines of a normal adaptation, redefining its hero for modern audiences, expanding its universe and connecting him with other incarnations of the bug-eyed hero in a totally accessible way for new readers who haven’t met one yet Came Riders story before. Vol. 1 is scheduled to hit stores on November 8, 2022.

Titan Publishing Director, John Dziewiatkowski –

“We are very pleased to be working with Stonebot. We have a successful history of manga publishing, but this new partnership will take the imprint to a new level.”

Titan will also release a new comic series based on the Tokusatsu TV series Karmen Rider Zero-One (currently on Shout! Factory in the US). Written by Brandon Easton (Transformers), this series is slated for release in Fall/Winter 2022.

Diego Barassi, Managing Director, Stonebot –

“This partnership not only shares an ambitious commercial vision, but also a working philosophy with the talented Titan team. There’s more to come!”

Kamen Rider Kuuga and ATOM: The Beginning are the latest announcements from Titan Manga (new imprint from Titan Comics), which also recently unveiled a new “Director Cut” edition of Afro Samurai – due out in July 2022. This follows recent Titan manga smash hits Sherlock Holmes (adaptation of the hit BBC show) and Eldo Yoshimizu’s Ryuko Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, Gamma Draconis and Henne Kai Pan.

A new adaptation of Kamen Rider is just what’s needed for the franchise to continue growing in the west. The new manga should be exciting new content for fans, especially since the current Kamen Rider series, Came Rider Revice, is not available outside of Japan. Hopefully the manga series will lead to more adaptations and content for Kamen Rider to spread. For now, this is something fans will want to dive into as now they will be able to further satisfy that craving for this amazing superhero franchise. It’s likely that other Kamen Rider series will be adapted based on the success of these manga adaptations, but fans will have to wait and see.

What do you think of this new Kamen Rider manga? Are you looking forward to it more? Kamen Rider Kuuga or the Kamen Rider Zero-One manga adaptations? Will you also aim to get the new one ATOM: The beginning manga? Let us know on social media or in the comments below, and be sure to follow The Illuminerdi for more Kamen Rider updates.

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