FC Barcelona has an official manga

FC Barcelona players like Lionel Messi and Gerard Piqué fly through a time portal, riding a dragon and match wits with a demon.

As part of Barcelona’s pre-season tour through Japan, the club, along with the Government of Catalonia and the Catalan Board of Tourism, produced a manga with the appearance of some players including Lionel Messi, Gerard Piqué, Marc-André ter Stegen, Luis Suárez, and Sergi Roberto.

Perhaps there are different predictions about the manga. Some think that the manga explains the history of the club and the careers of some players. Others think that it is about a time-traveling dragon. If you are the kind of the later, you’re a very strange person. But you are right!

Gerard Piqué shows up to training one day riding a dragon which looks straight out of Game of Thrones and simply tells his teammates that he has found it in Catalonia’s Montblanc.

He also says this is the dragon of St. George, which is the patron saint of Barcelona. And St. George’s cross is featured in the FC Barcelona crest. So that’s cool, but is there anyone who could point out to Piqué that St. George slew the Dragon? And is this a zombie dragon?

The team’s players agree to ride on a bus with the dragon and randomly go through a time portal that suddenly takes them back to the Meiji era of Japan when they meet two Japanese kids who help them get enough food to feed the dragon so that he can have enough strength to open up another time portal to return to the present day. However, as they get to their village, they face the demon Katsu-maka. You may think that the demon must be doing something extremely evil. But he actually says that he is just going to “annoy” the town. Therefore, the players realize that the reason why this particular demon is so grumpy is that he is bored and they decide to entertain him with their football skills.

The demon is so impressed that he leaves them alone. The players also have some fun cultural exchange moments with the couple of Japanese kids. Then they ask the dragon to open another time portal, and finally, they return home.