The newly announced Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphic Project manga features kaiju from the Ultraman franchise as high school monster girls.
Seven Seas Entertainment announced the license acquisition of Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphic Project, created by Shun Kazakami. The manga’s characters are designed by POP, which reimagines Ultra kaiju as high school girls.
Seven Seas describes the story:
When evil aliens arrive on Earth, seeking its destruction, it’s up to the planet’s kaiju monsters to save the day! But things aren’t exactly as you’d expect… These kaiju may be adorable young women, but they’re no less ready to kick some alien butt! Featuring character designs by POP, a designer known for a distinct, adorable art style that can be seen in a variety of illustrated novels and series, including the POP Wonderland collection from Dark Horse. (Original Japanese title of this series: Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphic Project feat.POP Comic Code.)
The manga is part of Tsuburaya Productions’ Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku project, which also premiered the Kaijū Girls ~Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku~ anime shorts from last September on Crunchyroll.
The first volume will be released on February 20, 2018, in the U.S. and Canada.