That’s right, Yuusuke Murata is working on a manga based on the Back to the Future franchise.
Murata is most well-known for his work on the One-Punch Man series. He teased the BTTF project back in 2016, but this is the first official announcement and now it includes the fact that the original screenwriter, Bob Gale, is going to be helping out with the adaptation of the original story.
The manga will also include scenes that were not in the theatrical cut of the movie, but were in the original script.
At first, they said that story would be an adaptation of the first film only, but the advertising art has teased the appearance of characters from all three films (and even Marty McFly’s hoverboard from the second movie).
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Murata has said that the biggest personal challenge for him was trying to capture the iconic imagery of Michael J. Fox as Marty, but it looks like he’s doing a damn good job thus far.
This new series is expected to be released by the Kono Manga site as a serial at some point in the next month.
Then, they’ll follow it up with a physical edition release in Japan on April 20th. Sadly, they haven’t said when it will be released in the U.S. or anywhere else, but it’s probably just a matter of determining a distributor. IDW puts out the current Back to the Future comic books in the U.S., if you ask ME, they’re an obvious choice.
Now I’m just waiting for someone to announce a Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ghostbusters, or the Aliens manga release…