It looks like classic comic characters are getting a Japanese action packed twist, as Justice League is getting a manga adaptation. The newest issue of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine showed off detailes planned for the new upcoming manga. The manga will feature classic DC characters drawn by Shiori Teshirogi, who is known for Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas: Meio Shinwa. The manga is Batman and Justice League, and will feature Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, and Aquama, all of which can be seen in the preview below.
The manga will launch in Champion Red's next issue on June 19th. According to the past issue, the story will feature the Justice League going to Gotham City to protect the world from the Joker and an alliance of super-villians.
President of DC Entertainment, Diane Nelson, along with publisher Jim Lee, announced the upcoming manga in a for media and business partners in Japan back in March. One of the presentations major themes was expanding DC's reach to younger generations as well as girls around the world. It also highlighted the upcoming highly anticipated Wonder Woman film, which is set to open in Japan on August 25, as well as the Justice League film which is set to open in Japan on November 18.
Justice League is still on track for an American release on November 17.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).