Black people manga Apple Black’s Chapter 1 is animated, dubbed – Graphic novel Volume 2 on pre-order

Covers from the manga Apple Black.
Covers from the manga Apple Black. Pic Credit: @WhytManga/Twitter

Nigerian artist Odunze Oguguo (a.k.a Whyt Manga) released a video featuring a partly animated and dubbed version of Chapter 1: Freedom Day from his popular, diverse manga Apple Black. You can read the Apple Black manga exclusively in the magazine Saturday AM or use their app to read the manga online.

Saturday AM is an ongoing English-written international shonen manga anthology magazine that was founded by Frederick L. Jones and published by MyFutprint Entertainment. The magazine’s slogan is, “The world’s most diverse manga anthology,” and its manga titles feature some of the most memorable African American characters to date.

Another black people manga that is exclusive to Saturday AM and which features a black heroine is Clock Striker. You can read more about Clock Striker here: Clock Striker’s Cast is Shonen manga’s first black female protagonist?

You can watch the video for the animated and dubbed manga chapter on Whyt Manga’s official YouTube channel here:

Video of animated and dubbed Chapter 1: Freedom Day.

Apple Black currently has four graphic novel volumes and Volume 5 is now available for pre-order. The Apple Black Volume 5 release date is on November 8, 2022.

The graphic novel will be sold via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Bookshop.org, Waterstones, Book Depository, and WHSmith. Make sure to do a price comparison because some of the booksellers might be offering a special price for the graphic novel.

It should be noted that on Amazon the first 3 volumes are different series, and Volumes 4 and 5 center on Sano and his adventures.

Key visual for the manga Apple Black.
Key visual for the Apple Black manga. Pic credit: @WhytManga/Twitter

What is the plot of the Apple Black manga?

The story centers on a young sorcerer named Sano, who was raised in isolation because he was blessed by Merlin with “the arm of god”, also known as the Arodihs Arm. He struggles to fulfill his prophesized destiny as the savior of the world known as “The Trinity”, but he fears he may be the exact opposite. When Sano ventures out into the world in order to train with other talented magic users an evil emerges that threatens the entire world.

Ominous visions try to steer Sano down a darker path, but Sano perseveres and continues to try and protect the world from the fated Infinite Night – an eternal night of chaos. Also, Sano tries to uncover the secrets behind his father’s death and does research on the immense power known as Apple Black.

Thousands of years ago, a tree descended from the skies and when humans consumed the “Black” fruits they were turned into sorcerers. Although the tree no longer exists, humans have inherited sorcery from their ancestors. As generations come and go, the effects of Black in the bloodline begin to fade and sorcerers are forced to use magical amplification devices, such as wands, to harness their magical power.

Sano’s Arodihs arm is known for being the “ultimate wand”, and with his newfound freedom decides to join the Black Bottom Island’s guild for young sorcerers. As Sano embarks on his quest with his new gifted sorcerer allies, the evil that has plagued nearly all of Eden emerges once again to threaten the world.

One of his allies is a beautiful black girl named Opal, who makes sure to help him make the right decisions and stay on the right path. He’s definitely got a crush on her, but what he doesn’t know is that it might just be mutual. Will Sano be the hero that saves the world or become the villain that condemns it?

About the creator

Nigerian artist Odunze Oguguo is the creator of the hit manga series Apple Black and the manga Bacassi. Oguguo is more widely known as his online persona Whyt Manga and is a social media influencer.

Whyt Manga is also a co-founder of MyFutprint Entertainment, LLC. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in fine art and a minor in computer science and later obtained his master’s degree from the same university. He currently resides in North Texas with his family.

Although Apple Black isn’t an anime yet, it looks like it would be a perfect fit for Netflix to adapt into an anime series and offer some more diversity in their anime collection!

Are you looking forward to the graphic novel version of Apple Black? Let us know in the comment section below!

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