Viz Media, Manga Plus Launch Ichigoki’s Under Control!! Manga in English – News
Viz Media and MANGA Plus both began publishing Seiji Hayashi‘s Ichigoki’s Under Control!! (Ichigōki! Sōjūchū) manga in English on Sunday. MANGA Plus will publish the manga’s second chapter on December 4.
MANGA Plus describes the story:
Ichigoki is a regular kid who can’t wait to start high school. But an unexpected encounter with the fists of an eastern lowland gorilla that has escaped from the zoo results in his death… He somehow regains consciousness only to discover that he’s become a fullmetal-bodied cyborg?! Thus begins cyborg Ichigoki’s wacky and aggravating misadventures with Misao, his mad scientist friend from childhood! A coming-of-age, buddy, gag manga from Seiji Hayashi, creator of I’m From Japan and Chikyuu Ningen Tera-chan!
Hayashi launched the manga in the 52nd issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Monday. Hayashi previously drew the I’m From Japan (Jimoto ga Japan) manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018-2020. MANGA Plus published the manga in English digitally. The manga inspired a television anime series in April 2019.
Sources: Shonen Jump‘s Twitter account, Manga Plus