Beat & Motion

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Beat & Motion
Written byNaoki Fujita
Published byShueisha
English publisher
ImprintJump Comics+
MagazineShōnen Jump+
Original runFebruary 25, 2023 – present
Original net animation
Licensed byNetflix

Beat & Motion is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Fujita. It began serialization on Shueisha's Shōnen Jump+ website in February 2023. An anime adaptation is in production.


In June 2021, Shōnen Jump+ launched an eight-part web series titled Million Tag [ja]. On the show, manga artists and their editors competed in a contest, with the grand prize winner getting ¥5,000,000 in cash, a chance to serialize their manga on Shōnen Jump+ with at least one tankōbon volume being published, and an anime adaptation from Netflix.[1][2] Beat & Motion won the contest.[3]



Written and illustrated by Naoki Fujita, the series began serialization on the Shōnen Jump+ manga website on February 25, 2023.[4][5] At least one collected tankōbon volume will also be released.[3]

Viz Media and Shueisha's Manga Plus service are publishing the series simultaneously with its Japanese release.[6]


An anime adaptation is in production, with Netflix set to distribute the series globally.[3]


Robbie Pleasant from Multiversity Comics felt the story was "relatable" and "hard-hitting". He also praised the artwork and its use of small details.[7]


  1. ^ Pineda, Rafael (June 25, 2021). "Shonen Jump+ Gets Reality Show to Find 'Next Star Manga Creator'". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  2. ^ Pineda, Rafael (July 2, 2021). "Netflix to Stream Anime of Shonen Jump+ Reality Show's Winning Manga Globally". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Mateo, Alex (August 20, 2021). "Shonen Jump+ Reality Show Names Winner With Netflix Anime as Grand Prize". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  4. ^ 集英社のマンガ家発掘バトル優勝作品、2月25日にジャンプ+で連載開始. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. December 10, 2022. Retrieved December 10, 2022.
  5. ^ Cayanan, Joanna (February 2, 2023). "Shonen Jump+ Reality Show Winner Naoki Fujita Launches Manga on February 25". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 12, 2023.
  6. ^ Mateo, Alex (February 24, 2023). "Viz Media, Manga Plus Launch Shonen Jump+ Reality Show Winner Naoki Fujita's Beat & Motion Manga in English". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 24, 2023.
  7. ^ Pleasant, Robbie (March 1, 2023). "This Week in Shonen Jump: Week of 2/26/23". Multiversity Comics. Retrieved March 4, 2023.

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