New Digimon Manga from Tenya Yabuno in Saikyo Jump Beginning Next Month

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News from the newest issue of Saikyo Jump!

Tenya Yabuno, artist from C'mon Digimon, Digimon V-Tamer, and the designer of many classic Digimon characters, will be returning for a new Digimon manga!

The untitled Digimon manga will begin in the November cover dated issue of Saikyo Jump, out October 4th.



An upscaled version of the image, just to make viewing a bit easier.

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The artwork features a goggle boy who shares the same general design as Hiro, the main character of Ghost Game, and shows him with Pulsemon. Also shown are Koromon, Mochimon, Patamon, and Bokomon.


No further details on the manga for the moment.

Update- Updated artwork and more info on the manga 'Digimon Dreamers' can be found here.


Thanks to MangaMoguraRE for the image.
 

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Damn, Digimon are covering all the bases now! Seriously, they've got almost every thing they had in their prime. Let's hope this one turns out like V-Tamer or Next rather than some of the other digimon manga. I'm so happy Pulsemon is the protagonist's digimon now, really happy he didn't just die as a one-off. Kid has goggles which is nice, still wish Hiro had them too. The inclusion of Koromon, Mochimon, Patamon, and Bokomon is nice as well. I don't really see any similarities between them, but I hope they have a relationship similar to Gabu and Rei in V-Tamer, where they're not partners but companions who joined along the way.
 

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This, is what I've been waiting!
We got new anime, new V-Pet, new TCG, the return of many figure series, new figure series, and there should be a new manga.
 

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That's completely unexpected, but a motive to us to shout:
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Digimon is going through a major revival.
 

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I wonder if there's any particular reason why he looks like Hiro.
 

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Good to see Yabuno working on more Digimon stuff and just getting a new Digimon manga at all is nice. I think a lot of us fans have been speculating about his involvement with Ghost Game (the designs just shout “Yabuno” imo), so this is adding more fuel to the fire at the very least lol.

That said, I really hope this is considered a prequel of sorts to Ghost Game. A random Hiro-like would be boring to follow, but if this new series adds context to the anime in that Hiro is: 1) a veteran and 2) secretly or formerly a goggleboy, I’ll be very pleased. This being a Saikyo Jump manga, I expect it to be comedy focused so it could totally work as a light-hearted look at Hiro’s early encounters with Digimon. Yabuno’s strengths are also in comedy so I expect this will turn out good regardless.

I’m glad Pulsemon gets to feature in it too.
 

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I am 100% down for this. Bokomon and Pulsemon are a big yes to me.
 

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Good to see Yabuno working on more Digimon stuff and just getting a new Digimon manga at all is nice. I think a lot of us fans have been speculating about his involvement with Ghost Game (the designs just shout “Yabuno” imo), so this is adding more fuel to the fire at the very least lol.

That said, I really hope this is considered a prequel of sorts to Ghost Game. A random Hiro-like would be boring to follow, but if this new series adds context to the anime in that Hiro is: 1) a veteran and 2) secretly or formerly a goggleboy, I’ll be very pleased. This being a Saikyo Jump manga, I expect it to be comedy focused so it could totally work as a light-hearted look at Hiro’s early encounters with Digimon. Yabuno’s strengths are also in comedy so I expect this will turn out good regardless.

I’m glad Pulsemon gets to feature in it too.
Highly doubt it's a prequel. It's more likely a V-tamer sort of deal. A Hiro from an alternate universe.
 

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Oh yeah, new manga starring my favorite Digimon Pulsemon, just what I wanted.
 

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It's always great to see more stuff as well as returning artists.
I don't really see the point of keeping the title of the manga hidden for a single month but okay.

So let's dig into the possibilities here...
The main character sure looks like "Hiro" but on the other hand the only matching design element is the hair.
V-Tamer Taichi did not only share his hairstyle but also his outfit with "regular" Taichi but here even the rest of the clothing is different. So based on that, I hope it establishes itself as a separate story from Ghost Game (also, if it was a tie-in I think they would have revealed the title now for extra marketing for both manga and anime).
Mind you this has nothing to do with any expectations or lack thereof towards Ghost Game. Even if the anime was guaranteed quality, I'd prefer it to be independent if only for the sake of longevity. That V-Tamer was not strongly associated with the rest of Adventure was one of the reasons why it was able to continue without feeling stale even when Adventure had been off the air for years.
Conversely, if a manga is nothing more than a side story to the anime, then why keep it around when the main event is done?
The cautionary example is of course the Appmon manga which had only the one year running time of its anime counterpart to work with, which combined with being monthly was just a recipe for disaster. And indeed, it ended up being a rushed mess that never really found its own voice.

And if anything deserves a chance to go big it's another Yabuno manga. Because of course the big question is "could this reach the heights that V-Tamer reached?"
Saikyo Jump... unfortunately kinda a red flag in this context.
The magazine seems to specialize weird spin-off and gag manga; For instance they published like a One Piece spoof where the main character can only stretch his dick. Riveting stuff.
That's not to say that it's all like that, there is the odd not-a-complete-joke manga. For example Jigoku Sensei Nube Neo by Digimon Next artist Takeshi Okano was published there at least for some of its run and seems to be generally decent.

But on the bright side being monthly and not bi-monthly like Appmon academy could mean that there is at least some potential for a more substantial story.
Pulsemon as a partner is also not the worst start. After DORUmon, Dracomon and Aegiomon, Pulsemon is the latest attempt at a of a Digimon with varying and situational evolutions that are still part of the same "family" so to speak. But the franchise has a bad habit of never really exploring those variations meaningfully.
And while I'm generally mixed on the Pulsemon line in general (The evolutions range from "pretty nice" to "that's be best you could come up with?" while Pulsemon itself just a pretty generic semi-humanoid mini beast) there is lots of potential in terms of execution, mostly through the often mentioned "have multi-path evolution be an active tool for the tamer" approach that Digimon sometimes teases but then never really commits to.
And V-Tamer's biggest strength was committing and exploiting exactly those sorts abilities and mechanics, a particularly fitting example is the treatment of Human and Beast spirits in the Frontier Generation One-Shot which had some very interesting ideas about utilizing slide evolution in battle that were based on more nuanced tactical advantages than just raw strength.
But maybe that's getting ahead of myself. Having not really read much of Yabuno's work outside of V-Tamer, I don't know how much of the tactical approach to battles was his work or how much was Hiroshi Izawa's contribution... and of course we don't know yet if Izawa is involved as well.

In any case I'm really looking forward to this one.
 

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A surprise to be sure, but not an unwelcome one.

A main character who looks suspiciously like Hiro. Wonder if that's a connection or just same-face. Pulsemon as the main Partner Digimon? Cool, I wonder which if any of the prior revealed Evolutions it will get. Finally Bokomon strikes me as an interesting choice as he isn't seen often outside of Frontier related material and it would be cool if he contributed more outside of exposition and maybe got an Evolution. :unsure:
 

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Didn't expect Pulsemon

And yeah I guess this is alternate universe Hiro
 

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Ok guys, so this is what I think, it is the same as v-tamers, you see tai had v-dramon in the manga and in the anime he had agumon, they both tai but with different story. The story don't connect in any way and this is the same thing with Hiro but with different story and partner.
 

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I wonder with Patamon and Bokomon’s appearence in the new manga means they maybe the rookies for upcoming DIMs Heaven of Judgment and Karma of the Gods.
 

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Whoa it's actually first time for this manga to have Pulsemon rather than Ghost Game partners like Gammamon. I'm really excited to read it because of Pulsemon but but...

Usually Digimon mangas have extremely short "lifespans" excluded V-tamer... Oh well let's go read there! I wonder why they have Bokomon in it? New Guidemon or information gatherer?
 

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Ok guys, so this is what I think, it is the same as v-tamers, you see tai had v-dramon in the manga and in the anime he had agumon, they both tai but with different story. The story don't connect in any way and this is the same thing with Hiro but with different story and partner.

This is what I am expecting, more things to look forward to in terms of digimon.
 
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