Not every superhero hit comes out of Marvel or DC. In just a few short years, Uru-Chan's Unordinary has amassed an incredible fan following on LINE Webtoon to become one of the most popular superhero tales in America. It may even be the most widely read superhero comic, and there's no end in sight!
At C2E2, LINE Webtoon's Head of Content, Tom Akel, hosted a "fireside chat" with Uru-Chan. She soon shared the origin story behind her comic, which was created specifically for a superhero contest co-sponsored by LINE Webtoon and Stan Lee. According to Uru-Chan, she had never gotten past chapter 6 in a story before starting on Unordinary. Now, she's up to 86 chapters.
Uru-chan also shared the original theme of the story, which was about sticking a normal person into a world of superheroes. At the time, she didn't even know if her lead character, John Doe, had powers. She said that she thought about giving him a superhuman ability to bluff his way out of trouble, but ultimately elected to go in a different direction.
Much to Akel's chagrin, Uru-Chan said she's only on her current chapter in terms of art. But she has another season planned after the current one ends, which won't be for another 30 or 40 chapters. So, there's a lot of Unordinary yet to come. There may even be more schools to explore, depending upon where the story goes. The crowd seemed to be very interested in seeing the universe expand.
There's more to see in the full video for the panel, which you can watch below!