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Hirohiko Araki, Tatsuya Endo, Kohei Horikoshi, & Others Illustrate Shueisha’s New World History Manga Covers

New World History Manga Covers

Shueisha announced that they will be fully revamping its long-selling history manga series “Learning Through Manga: World History,” with all 18 volumes to be released on Oct 4.

The new version, which will be the first major revamp in 22 years since its release in 2002, will change the format from the previous large-format hardcover to a more portable softcover and will also completely renew the content.

The cover illustrations for all 18 volumes is drawn by 16 popular manga artists, including Hirohiko Araki (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Tatsuya Endo (Spy x Family), and Kohei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia).

Below are the titles of all 18 volumes, the manga artists responsible for the cover & the illustrations:

1. Civilizations of the Orient and Mediterranean – Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece

  • Cover Illustrator: Yasuhisa Hara
  • Figure depicted: Rameses II
Civilizations of the Orient and Mediterranean

2. The Beginning of Chinese Civilization and Empire – From Yellow River to Tang Dynasty

  • Cover illustrator: Hiroyuki Asada
  • Figure depicted: Qin Shi Huang
The Beginning of Chinese Civilization and Empire

3. The Glory of the Colossal Roman Empire – Ancient Rome and Byzantine

  • Cover illustrator: Kohei Horikoshi
  • Figure depicted: Caesar, Cleopatra
The Glory of the Colossal Roman Empire

4. Islamic World and India – The Rise and Fall of Dynasties and Religion

  • Cover illustrator: Kozueko Morimoto
  • Figure depicted: Suleiman I, Akbar
Islamic World and India

5. Christianity and Europe’s Growth – Europe in the Middle Ages

  • Cover illustrator: Yuki Tabata
  • Figure depicted: Joan of Arc
Christianity and Europe's Growth

6. Mongolia and East Asia – From Song to Early Qing Dynasty, Korea

  • Cover illustrator: Fusako Kuramochi
  • Figure depicted: Kublai Khan
Mongolia and East Asia

7. Renaissance and the Reformation – Early Modern Europe

  • Cover illustrator: Posuka Demizu
  • Figure depicted: Leonardo da Vinci
Renaissance and the Reformation

8. Europe’s Sovereign Nations – Absolute Monarchy and Enlightened Despotism

  • Cover illustrator: Io Sakisaka
  • Figure depicted: Elizabeth I
Europe's Sovereign Nations

9. Industrial Revolution and American Independance – The Emergence of Capitalism

  • Cover illustrator: Hikaru Miyoshi
  • Figure depicted: Abraham Lincoln
Industrial Revolution and American Independance

10. The French Revolution and the Path to Nation-Statehood – Dawn of Freedom, Human Rights and Independence

  • Cover illustrator: Hirohiko Araki
  • Figure depicted: Napoleon Bonaparte
The French Revolution and the Path to Nation-Statehood

11. Modernization and Imperialism – Expansion of Great Powers and Colonies

  • Cover illustrator: Yusei Matsui
  • Figure depicted: Ito Hirobumi and Otto von Bismarck
Modernization and Imperialism

12. The Opium War and Xinhai Revolution – Republic of China from Late Qing

  • Cover illustrator: Masanori Morita
  • Figure depicted: Sun Yat-sen, Puyi, and Empress Dowager Cixi
The Opium War and Xinhai Revolution

13. The First World War and Russian Revolution – From Total War to International Cooperation

  • Cover illustrator: Satoru Noda
  • Figure depicted: Vladimir Lenin
The First World War and Russian Revolution

14. Politics for the Masses and the Great Depression – Interwar Period of Prosperity and Turmoil

  • Cover illustrator: Shinichi Sakamoto
  • Figure depicted: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Politics for the Masses and the Great Depression

15. The Second World War and the United Nations – The Greatest Casualty in Human History

  • Cover illustrator: Tatsuya Endo
  • Figure depicted: Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler
The Second World War and the United Nations

16. The Cold War and Confrontation Between East and West – Two Superpowers and a Third Force

  • Cover illustrator: Shinichi Sakamoto
  • Figure depicted: Mikhail Gorbachev, Mahatma Gandhi, and John F. Kennedy
The Cold War and Confrontation Between East and West

17. Multipolarization of the World – Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Cover illustrator: Mari Yamazaki
  • Figure depicted: Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat, Deng Xiaoping
Multipolarization of the World

18. Globalization’s Advancement – 21st Century Challenges

  • Cover illustrator: Posuka Demizu
  • Figure depicted: Children of the World
Globalization's Advancement

Source: Oricon

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