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Chapter One of Steve Jobs manga on sale now in Japan

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Chapter One of Steve Jobs manga on sale now in Japan
Earlier this month, we told you that the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs would be turned into manga in Japan. Having lived quite an eventful life during his short time on earth, Jobs' story is amazing enough without having to add the usual conventions seen in a manga. In other words, Jobs won't have to turn into a robot in a quest to bring people to life, nor will he encounter a notebook that allows people to kill someone by writing in their name. And we're pretty sure that the story won't turn into a quest by a little school girl to date the hero as she travels through different dimensions.

Actually, the manga, imaginatively titled "Steve Jobs," will tell the story of Apple's co-founder from the point of view of Walter Isaacson, the author who wrote the best-selling biography of the executive. Chapter One is now available in Japan as part of the magazine Kiss, published by Japanese manga publishing house Kodansha. The first installment of the manga starts in 2004 when Jobs asks Isaacson to write his biography. Isaacson agrees, but holds off until he hears from Jobs' wife that her husband has cancer. The rest of the chapter deals with Isaacson's first impressions of Jobs, setting up the story for the next installment due next month.

Isaacon's book is also the basis of a script written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin that will be turned into a movie. So far, there has been no time frame released for the motion picture, and no announcements have been made yet about casting.

source: @manganewsjapon, Crunchyroll via AppleInsider




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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 03:45 4

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Where can I preorder? :)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 05:10 13

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2121; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You wanna preorder something that's already available to buy?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:11 4

10. doejon (Posts: 323; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


lol this s**t looks like a comic not like a manga..

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:33 4

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Does Steve have superpowers?
Does he spin webs?
Does he wear a cape and fly?
No? He just make Apple stuff?
Aww...shucks!!! That's a bummer!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 19:55

29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6264; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


na STAN LEE will beat the crap out of STEVE JOBS in a comic book fight in my opinion

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 05:11

33. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Of course, Stan will come up with something like 'The Avengers' and Steve with something like 'The Fruits'.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 03:53

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 2780; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Hope it would be an accurate account and not like the movie which only entertains apple fans.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 04:02 6

3. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Oh you, Japanese!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 04:20 1

4. fsahin (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


as capitalism eats people minds and their feelings, their lifes too, they searched for some heroes.What mr.Jobs did for humanity , what?
human being is really hopeless!!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 04:26 3

5. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Tell me that isn't in the manga book?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 04:57

7. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


yes its on the first page

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 16:34 1

28. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


What is this? Propaganda?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 04:33 2

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5263; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Meanwhile in Japan........

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 06:33 2

9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 914; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Japan manga hq we need new ideas, how about we take a movie about some dead guy and make it into manga BRILLIANT

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:50 1

14. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5263; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Uhhh...sorry to burst your bubble, but the word "dead guy" sounds a bit harsh.

Give some respect :)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 13:04 1

21. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Respect is earned. jobs was a despicable greedy unpleasant thief of a man who deserves none.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:59 1

18. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Watch Apple sue them because of. .. because they were the first to have a Steve Jobs character

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:41

19. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5263; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


WHOA! How did the "sue" thing came here?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:36 2

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6264; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Next thing we know it is there will be a law suit

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 20:07

30. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


I'm waiting for the apple lawsuit on this. (grabs popcorn and comfy seat)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:37

12. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I'd read those ecchi or hentai manga instead, but if you give me a choice of the crap called Bleach or this, I'd probably read this instead.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:54 2

17. Igneel (unregistered)


Bleach a crap? I bet whatever your fav manga is can't even beat Bleach's long serialization..

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 01:59

32. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Bleach, Naruto, all are crap

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 13:50

23. legend1 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


this looks awesome

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 14:19 2

24. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


The only way this could be awesome is if steve gets raped by a tentacle monster or five.
And they shove apples up his ass until apple sauce comes out his nose

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 15:57

27. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Lmfao....!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 20:09

31. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


LOL!!!

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