Spider-Man: Octopus Girl
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Spider-Man: Octopus Girl Shonen Jump Manga Releases in Late June

Shonen Jump, in collaboration with Marvel, announced that serialization for the new Spider-Man: Octopus Girl manga will start in the Shonen Jump+ online magazine from June 20, 2023 in Japan. Additionally, Shonen Jump also confirmed that chapters 2 and 3 will appear on July 4, 2023 and July 18, 2023 respectively as well. [Thanks, Wafflesespeon24!]

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The premise of this new manga involves Spider-Man villain Doctor Otto Octavius, also known as Doctor Octopus or Doc Ock for short, falling into a coma and waking up as Otoha Okutamiya, a Japanese middle school girl.

The release of the new Spider-Man: Octopus Girl manga has been scheduled to coincide with the Japanese release date of the new Sony Pictures Animation movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which released in North America on June 2, 2023, and will appear in Japanese theaters on June 16, 2023.

In other Spider-Verse related news, Epic Games released on late May 2023 two Fortnite skins based on Spider-Man, and more specifically based on Miles Morales and Miguel O’Hara (known as Spider-Man 2099.)

The Spider-Man: Octopus Girl manga starts serialization on June 20, 2023 in Japan, and will be available on the Japanese manga app Shonen Jump+. Additionally, chapters 2 and 3 will come out on July 4 and 18 respectively.


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