The November issue of the popular Japanese young-boys magazine Monthly CoroCoro Comic was released on October 14, 2023, and announced the collaboration of three titles under Shogakukan’s magazines: Shonen Sunday‘s Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, and CoroCoro Comics‘s Unmei no Makimodoshi and Beyblade X manga. The collaboration featured a Beyblade-themed interactive manga with characters Frieren and Unmei no Makimodoshi protagonist Chrono. Check out the cover art and visuals below:
The November issue of Monthly CoroCoro Comic contains titles such as Minecraft: Sekai no Hate no Tabi, Beyblade X, the Fortnite manga by Naoto Katsumi, and will contain multiple appendices, including the Unmei no Makimodoshi × Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End × Beyblade X interactive manga. Pictured below is Chrono teaching Frieren how to Beyblade:
More generally, the manga will explore Chrono and Frieren’s adventures. For example, with a huge ice boulder tumbling toward Chrono, Frieren, Fern, and Stark, CoroCoro readers are faced with choices in the interactive manga that can result in different outcomes. The interactive manga requires an internet connection and a phone that can scan QR codes.
Shogakukan provides a list of outlets where the November issue of Monthly CoroCoro Comic can be bought. Per the terms and conditions, the Frieren collaboration manga doesn’t come with digital versions. Tower Records provides international shipping for the physical release, and describes the November issue:
Gutsy laughter and powerful intensity! The number 1 bible for elementary school boys! Japan’s top-selling intense monthly comic magazine! Packed with the latest hobby and game info, passionate manga stories, and explosive gag manga on thick pages! Doraemon, Pokemon, Yo-kai Watch, Grandpa Danger. In any era, the magazine that leads children’s play—that is CoroCoro Comic.
Frieren is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, which revealed the cast for the English dubbed version of the manga last week. Crunchyroll describes Frieren:
After the party of heroes defeated the Demon King, they restored peace to the land and returned to lives of solitude. Generations pass, and the elven mage Frieren comes face to face with humanity’s mortality. She takes on a new apprentice and promises to fulfill old friends’ dying wishes. Can an elven mind make peace with the nature of life and death? Frieren embarks on her quest to find out.
Source: Shogakukan, CoroCoro Official Site
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