Monster Hunter 4 To Get A Manga Anthology

By Eugene . November 19, 2013 . 3:31pm

There are some who follow regular manga faithfully. And then, there’s all that additional stuff that companies like Capcom put out around their big launches, like this Monster Hunter 4 manga.

 

Collecting all of them can be a chore—not least because Japanese weekly comics like Comic Gan Gan are mammoth sized pulp pieces. So, some people wait for them to be properly collected, annotated and then compiled into a nice little book.

 

That’s what we’ve got here with the Monster Hunter 4 Original Anthology. The book will feature a special front cover from Fairy Tail mangaka Mashima Hiro and collects pieces from serializations such as Monster Hunter EPIC and other artists who’ve done work on Monster Hunter manga such as Yamamoto Susumu’s Monster Hunter Flash Hunter.

 

Monster Hunter 4 Original Anthology will be available from December 10th.


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  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    cool

  • DyLaN

    I’ve read MH Epic chinese scans and I have a feeling its a better adaptation of MH compare to the one Mashima drawn. Tht not to say Mashima one is not w/out its own charm though.

    The scanlation progress of Epic sure is slow though.

  • malek86

    I have the Project Zero 3 and Grandia anthologies. Fun stuff.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Hah, I knew it was Mashima instantly.

    • Pockystix

      that day when they get Hajime Isayama to pen a Monster Hunter manga

  • http://yaminoseigi.blogspot.com/ Yami no Seigi

    Hope it is not like that terrible Orage again, wonder if the wind elemental weapon pop up again lol

    • Namuro

      According to the article, Mashima-sensei is only doing the front cover. The content inside will be done by many different artists, such as Yamamoto Shin, Fuse Ryuuta, etc. Though, I really wish they would have let someone else do the front cover, the Insect Staff user looks all right, but Goa just looks like… I dunno, about to sneeze or something?

      While Mashima’s Orage kinda went off-track a bit with the wind element and all (but who knows? CAPCOM might make it a new element eventually, like how they added the slime element), other Monster Hunter manga, especially ones by Yamamoto-sensei, are done really well. Many details such as the weapons, combat tactics, monster behaviors, environments, and NPC characters are just like in the game, with the artist’s own flavor added in, in the forms of original characters that fit right in with the Monster Hunter world.

      If you’re a fan of Monster Hunter, but didn’t like what Mashima-sensei presented (which I think was actually all right, but my problem with his manga is that, the fighting scenes are not very good), and want something closer to the game experience, just give Yamamoto-sensei’s works a try.

      Here, have a look at some of his manga online:

      http://www.famitsu.com/comic_clear/se_mh/

      • http://yaminoseigi.blogspot.com/ Yami no Seigi

        Orage is okay as shounen manga which is Mashima good at but MH just doesn’t fit on Mashima’s mold and as a result the series is a mockery of MH that the fans know.

    • DyLaN

      I’ve been following the Epic series and even though I’m not a fan of the series I can safely say Epic is a nicely done MH adaptation. No english scanlation though.

  • Namuro

    Shouldn’t the artist for the Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter be “Yamamoto Shin”?

    Anyway, I’m excite as hell for this anthology. Bring on more MonHun goodness!!

  • Guest

    that day when they get Hajime Isayama to pen a Monster Hunter manga lol

  • nonscpo

    Hmm…I can take it or leave it. I remember there was another monster hunter manga I think it was MH Orage, but it was soooo short only two volumes!

  • nonscpo

    Hmmm this one is a take it or leave it. I have mixed feelings on the manga adaptations, MH Orage only had 2 volumes (and it looked so promising)

  • nonscpo

    Hmmm this one is a take it or leave it. I have mixed feelings on the manga adaptations, MH Orage only had 2 volumes (and it looked so promising)

  • Ric Vazquez

    Haru, is that you?

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