Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is set to star in a new manga series in Japan called “Unrivaled-Naomi Tenkaichi.”
Badass comic heroine: Set in outer space, the upcoming shojo manga series will be featured on Nakayoshi later this month from publisher Kodansha, SoraNews24 reported.
- Nakayoshi, the biggest girls’ comic magazine in Japan, is home to popular titles like “Sailor Moon” and “Cardcaptor Sakura.”
- “Unrivaled-Naomi Tenkaichi” is a sports-oriented science fiction action series to be overseen by Naomi’s sister Mari Osaka and drawn by the talented twin-sister artist duo Futago Kamikita.
- The duo is best known for their manga adaptations of the Pretty Cure franchise.
- The Nakayoshi issue that features “Unrivaled-Naomi Tenkaichi” releases on Dec. 28, according to Anime News Network.
The world’s best: The young three-time Grand Slam champion and No. 1 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) player is taking things to interstellar heights. As perhaps a nod to her achievements, the term Tenkaichi is used to describe a pinnacle or “the best in the world,” and it translates to “the best under heaven.”
- In Kodansha’s own words, the manga is described in the following text: “’I will fight to protect everyone’s dreams and hopes from darkness!!’ The energetic and cute Naomi, while being supported by her father, mother, and older sister Mari, aims to become the strongest space tennis player in this action story of hot battles unfolding in space!!!”
- Nakayoshi recently announced the new manga on Twitter, which the three-time Grand Slam singles champion herself retweeted.
Growing up reading manga/watching anime was something that bonded me and my sister immensely so this is really exciting for both of us 🥰 https://t.co/mmzJ5k17x8
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) November 28, 2020
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