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Spider-Man Takes on Doc Ock in a Japanese School Girl Body in New Shonen Jump+ Manga

Spider-Man: Octopus Girl


In the Spider-Man comics, Doc Ock has traveled around many bodies in search of the ultimate power source. In a new manga announced today to coincide with the Japanese release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Ock will be going where no man should go, inside the body of a junior high school-aged Japanese girl.


Spider-Man: Octopus Girl


Aptly titled Spider-Man: Octopus Girl, the series hails from the team behind My Hero Academia: Vigilantes with Hideyuki Furuhashi writing and Betten Court illustrating. The series will be published on the digital Shonen Jump+ platform and be a spin-off of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, as all Spider-Man-related media now is.


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Spider-Man: Octopus Girl follows Dr. Octopus as he falls into a coma and wakes up in the body of Japanese junior high school girl Otoha Okutamiya. The series starts on June 20, shortly after the Japanese release of Across the Spider-Verse on June 16.


Source: Comic Natalie


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.