Turning Red grew to become a bonafide phenomenon when it premiered on Disney+, with viewers of all ages changing into obsessive about the Disney/Pixar movie’s pleasant and emotional story. As a lot because the sequence surrounds the story of Mei Lee (Rosalie Chiang) and her capability to show into an enormous purple panda, one of many breakout components of the movie is unquestionably 4*Town, the movie’s fictional Nineteen Nineties boy band. On Friday, it was introduced that 4*Town’s story might be advised in a brand new medium, with the band getting their very own canonical manga adaptation. The manga, Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red: 4*Town 4*Real: The Manga, might be launched by Viz Media within the second quarter of 2023, and might be written by Dirchansky and illustrated by KAlfee.

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According to the official description for the manga, “4*Townies are hyped to see 4*Town performing their favorite hits live, but how will Canada’s greatest boy band spend the day leading up to their epic Toronto concert? Hang with Robaire, Jesse, Tae Young, Aaron T, and Aaron Z as they enjoy a rare break in their busy schedules! Jesse and Tae Young embrace their artistic side and visit a ceramics museum, Aaron T gets his fashion on at the mall, and Aaron Z and Robaire stay in the dance studio to master their moves before the sold-out show. Only the realest fans deserve to get this up close and personal with Tween Beat Magazine’s Hottest Band of the Year!”

4*Town’s authentic songs within the movie have been penned by Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, with the group creatively being impressed by the likes of the Backstreet Boys, N’SYNC, and Westlife, in addition to modern Okay-Pop fandom.

“I feel like boy bands are often ridiculed by media, as most things that teen girls are obsessed with are,” director Domee Shi defined throughout a digital press convention for the movie earlier this yr. “And with this movie, we really wanted to pay tribute to this cultural phenomenon and not just make fun of it. We make fun of it a little bit, but we also honor it as well. So many girls’ and boys’ lives were shaped by their very first musical obsessions, and boy bands represent, for many girls, their first foray into adolescence, into music, fashion, pop culture. They offer a safe, soft, and non-threatening introduction to subjects like love and relationships.”


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