Japanese Superman Manga Series Announced


Japanese publisher Kodansha has teamed up with DC Comics to create a new Superman manga series in which the Man of Steel isn’t battling villains… he’s looking for something good to eat as he samples food at restaurants all over Japan.

Kodansha is best known for publishing manga such as “Attack on Titan” and “The Quintessential Quintuplets”, posted an announcement on their website about the upcoming “Superman vs. Meshi” series, which will be published in the “Evening” magazine starting June 22nd. Meshi isn’t a person, the word means “meal” in Japanese.

“Superman vs. Meshi” will be written by Satoshi Miyakawa (Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu) with art by Kai Kitago.

To celebrate the release of the publication, a special DC Comics exhibition will open at the Tokyo City View in Roppongi, Tokyo from Friday, June 25, 2021.

Japanese fans should visit the Kodansha website for further details.

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June 17, 2021 12:18 am

So it’s basically just Superman eating. Umm why???
Will there be any super villains?

June 17, 2021 12:32 am
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I like the manga approach, the art looks really good, but is it just going to be about Superman eating? Will there be any real story and plot, and super villain?

June 17, 2021 8:46 am

A Superman manga could be awesome but I wish they hadn’t gone with some wacky food thing. Also not feeling the art. Now for a single story this premise might be fun but not to build an entire series around.

June 17, 2021 11:58 am

I love this art. It gives him a certain look like Chris Reeve but only slightly, not like Gary Frank’s Superman. I hope that his adventures in Japan, not a japanese Superman whose alter ego is Tatsumoto Nakamura or something like that.

June 21, 2021 5:26 am

Manga: outsells every single super-hero comic book in America.
DC: Okay, make us one of those, but make sure it’s all about ramen.

I’m not even knocking it, if anyone can make the premise work, it’s Japanese creators, I just too would be interesting in seeing a “proper” Superman manga. Tell you what, though; “Superman: Grounded” would’ve been a lot more interesting, if Clark took time out from massive space wars to sample food around the world. Talk about connecting with the little people.