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Cool Shock B.T. Reboot One-Shot Releases in March 2024

Hirohiko Araki’s debut serialization, “Cool Shock B.T.”, is getting a new one-shot in the April 2024 issue of Saikyo Jump.

Hirohiko Araki‘s debut serialized manga, Cool Shock B.T. (also known as “Devil Boy B.T.” and “Magical B.T.”) is making a comeback!

A reboot one-shot “dedicated to young kids born in the Reiwa era” will be featured in the April issue of the monthly manga magazine for elementary school students, Saikyo Jump. The magazine releases on March 4, 2024. Shueisha advertised the one-shot in the March 2024 issue of Saikyo Jump released on February 1, 2024. They announced it online on the following day, stating “look forward to an episode where B.T., with his devilish intellect, experiences a bone-chilling adventure!”

Hirohiko Araki is not the writer or illustrator of this new one-shot, but the characters are based on his original work.

Cool Shock B.T. (Saikyo Jump Ver.)

  • Writer: Juichiro Hitsujiyama (羊山十一郎)
  • Storyboard: Ao Suzumura (雀村アオ)
  • Illustrator: Yuta Matsutani (松谷祐汰)

Juichiro Hitsujiyama previously wrote light novels for Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. Ao Suzumura also does the storyboard for the manga I Came to Another World as a Jack of All Trades and a Master of None to Journey While Relying on Quickness. Yuta Matsutani won the first Garyokin Pro award in the JUMP GIGA 2016 issue 13 magazine.

Source: JoJo-Portal

About Cool Shock B.T.

Weekly Shonen Jump first published a pilot one-shot of Hirohiko Araki’s Cool Shock B.T. on October 23, 1982. A year later, they serialized it on October 3, 1983, notable for being Araki’s first weekly serialization. It ended on December 5, 1983 with 10 chapters. Shueisha compiled the chapters for a volume release on October 9, 1984, which combined some chapters together for a chapter count of 6.

The manga consists of several short stories featuring the titular character, B.T., and his borderline-criminal escapades and misadventures with his often unwilling friend, Koichi Mugikari.

On October 19, 2021, a spin-off sequel one-shot titled Cool Shock Old B.T. was released in the November 2021 issue of Ultra Jump. Nisio Isin is the author and Posuka Demizu is the illustrator. A second chapter released in JOJO magazine 2023 WINTER on December 19, 2023. October 2023 also marks the 40th anniversary of the series.

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