“I am the King of Fighters!”
The King of Fighters: A New Beginning has officially begun its weekly run on Pocket Shonen Magazine. The manga was first announced last November and will be compiled monthly within Shonen Sirius Magazine.
The first chapter of the manga is available to read on the Pocket Shonen Magazine app, and online through a browser. While the chapter itself may be brief, it sets the stage — both literally and figuratively — for the epic fights to come. The art is truly something to behold, Kyoutarou Azuma does a marvelous job portraying the characters with stellar style.
This is the first time in over 20 years that a Japanese manga has been in production for The King of Fighters series. Previously, a manhua (a Chinese graphic novel) was made for The King of Fighters XIV, which ran for eight chapters. Hopefully, A New Beginning will be able to flesh out the story far further and provide an interesting take on the franchise and its characters. The manga is currently only available in Japanese.