First Volume of Manga Adaptation of Steve Jobs' Biography Launches in Japan

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    The Verge reports that the first volume of Mari Yamazaki's manga adaption of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography has launched in Japan, appearing in the May issue of the girl-focused Kiss anthology.
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    The Verge summarizes this first volume as including fifteen pages of Steve Jobs trying to convince Walter Isaacson to write his biography before jumping into Jobs' childhood and moving through to his college years.
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    The first volume ends as Jobs meets Steve Wozniak for the first time, setting the stage for their partnership and the formation of Apple.

    Yahoo has also posted a preview of the first volume showing Jobs and Isaacson discussing the possibility of a Steve Jobs biography.

    Article Link: First Volume of Manga Adaptation of Steve Jobs' Biography Launches in Japan
     
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    The likeness is so accurate and amazing! He always looked like that ya know.
     
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    We really needed that!:rolleyes:
     
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    Fonzi just jumped the shark.
     
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    If Steve Jobs doesn't throw at least three energy fireballs at someone throughout the course of the story, I'll be greatly disappointed.

    These icons don't have rounded COOORRRRNNNNEEEERRRRS! :fwooshz:
     
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    I wonder how it ends.
     
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    Can't wait for the Kindle version.

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    I hope that isn't Jobs meeting the Woz in that image.
     
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    Steve Jobs finds Lost Earth.
     
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    I will learn Japanese just to read this manga.
     
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    Damn! What an ugly crap!

    Authors know nothing about Steve, Apple, Design and Art at all! Maybe they know how to make manga, but it's nothing about Apple. Please stop it!
     
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    Possibly the best comment I've read in a year.
     
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    Lol, manga comic always have been very dramatic.
    would love to see the thermonuclear steve on android :D
     
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    SUPER MEGA BONDI BLUE IMAC ATTACK!

    I agree the panels should have rounded corners.
     
  15. SilentPanda, Mar 25, 2013
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    It's Walter Isaacson.
     
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    Steve Jobs comes out of his resting place, sees his shadow and there are 6 more weeks of winter...
     
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    I'm not seeing nearly enough tentacles in this preview.....
     
  18. the8thark, Mar 25, 2013
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    We already have a Steve Jobs biography and it's terrible.
    We don't need a book taking about the making of the biography.
     
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    Wow, why all this negativity? That too about a comic strip? That too before knowing much about it since it is in Japanese. I guess making such snarky comments is considered cool. Twitterific!!
     
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    It's not. The dialogue is of Jobs and Isaacson talking about Jobs wanting him to write his legacy. "That's what you brought me all the way to Colorado to talk about?" "Yeah."
     
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    Needs more action hero stuff IMO. Lightning bolts, reality distortion fields etc.

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    oooohh as a Manga collector this will look good on my shelf next to Lone Wolf and Cub
     
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    People are too used to seeing shounen manga aka manga for teenage boys as "manga". This is intended for an older audience. Not sure which magazine this is published in but it is certainly seinen aka for guys in their 20s/30s or josei aka for woman of the same age range. If I had to guess it would be josei.

    edit: nvm I am blind this is published in Kiss which is certainly josei.
     
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    my japanese is horrible and I can't copy-paste the image in google translate
     

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