This year’s 26th issue of Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Hiro Mashima‘s new manga is tentatively titled Eden’s Zero. The manga will have a simultaneous release starting from the first chapter in English, French, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. The issue also revealed a visual for the new manga, featuring a man with black hair and a bandage on his face.
The main character looks like a fusion between Natsu and Gray while wearing clothes. The art style for this new series is the same as Fairy Tail. Some people are complaining that Hiro reusing the same art-style, but there are similarity in all manga, unless the mangaka reinvents his style. We can see a lot of similarity between Rave and Fairy Tail. Plum even made an appearance in Fairy Tail.
As long as Hiro is able to to create a new world for his characters then they are different people, even if they are similar, then that is OK with me.The thing we want as reader is a good story, and if this a good story with art that is constant and play the author’s strength then we will read, as the saying of the chief editor from Bakuman, “If it is interest then the readers will respond and the story will be serialized”
What surprised me the most is tat Jump is willing to take such a huge on an unpublished series, translating it to six languages at the same time, and even publishing it as a eBook on different outlets; North American publisher Kodansha Comics announced on Tuesday that the series’ English release will be available on outlets such as Crunchyroll Manga, Comixology, and Kindle. I know that Fairy Tail was popular, but the story was often ripped apart for its overuse of the “power of friendship as a deus ex machina to move the plot forward and its excessive use of fan service, but it still a fun story to follow. I am looking forward to the anime’s final arc airing soon. I will be supporting this manga as well.