Fans of My Hero Academia are in for a treat with the recent announcement of a new manga series that has received high praise from the creator of the hit series. Kohei Horikoshi, the mastermind behind My Hero Academia, has named Dragon and Chameleon as a manga worth checking out. Horikoshi spoke highly of the mangaka, Ryo Ishiyama, stating that he “truly loves shōnen manga from the bottom of his heart” and that his new series was created with “blood and bones and body and spirit”.
This endorsement is a significant boost for Ishiyama, who has been active in the manga industry for several years but has struggled to gain a foothold. His debut series, Mitsukubi Condor, ran for only 23 chapters, and his subsequent series, Amalgam of Distortion, was canceled after just 21 chapters. With Dragon and Chameleon, Ishiyama has a chance to showcase his talent and capture the attention of shōnen manga fans around the world.
一巻の献本届きました！そしてオビに、『僕のヒーローアカデミア』堀越耕平先生より推薦コメントをいただきました！！めちゃくちゃ嬉しい！嬉し過ぎる・・— 石山諒/『龍とカメレオン』1巻4月21日発売！ (@ryoishiyama33) April 14, 2023
One copy of the book has arrived! And Obi received a recommendation comment from Mr. Kohei Horikoshi of “My Hero Academia”! ! I’m so happy! I’m too happy… thank you! ! Your kind words are treasures of a lifetime! It will be released on the 21st of this month, so please look forward to it!Google Translated version of above text
Dragon and Chameleon is a manga about manga artists with a unique twist. The story follows two mangakas at different stages in their careers – one a well-known name and the other a newcomer – as they inexplicably switch bodies. This sudden change throws their personal and work lives into chaos, leading to unexpected consequences. While the concept of body-swapping has been explored in manga before, Ishiyama’s take on the genre is fresh and exciting.
The series is currently being serialized in Monthly Gangan Joker, with the first volume just released in Japan. While there are no confirmed plans for an English-language release, fans of My Hero Academia are sure to keep an eye out for any news regarding a translation.
In the meantime, fans can continue to enjoy My Hero Academia with the recent release of Chapter 385, “The Impulses of Youth,” available in English from VIZ Media. With a new series to explore and the return of the popular anime on the horizon, shōnen manga fans have plenty to be excited about in the coming months.
Source – Ryo Ishiyama’s Twitter