Chapter One of Steve Jobs manga on sale now in Japan

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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31 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Where can I preorder? :)

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

10. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

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

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

3. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Oh you, Japanese!

4. fsahin

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 17, 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!!

5. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Tell me that isn't in the manga book?

7. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

yes its on the first page

28. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

What is this? Propaganda?

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Meanwhile in Japan........

9. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Uhhh...sorry to burst your bubble, but the word "dead guy" sounds a bit harsh. Give some respect :)

21. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

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

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

30. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

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

12. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

17. Igneel unregistered

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

32. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Bleach, Naruto, all are crap

23. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

this looks awesome

24. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 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

27. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmfao....!

31. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

LOL!!!

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