The comic industry's Harvey Awards have announced their final nominee ballot. Named for Mad Magazine's legendary Harvey Kurtzman, the awards are distinguished by Comic-Book creators. Kodansha's release of Attack on Titan competes with Drawn and Quarterly's release of Shigeru Mizuki's Showa: A History of Japan, and Viz's release of Taiyo Matsumoto's Sunny compete with two European comics for Best American Edition of Foreign Material. More after the jump.
Veteran anime voice actress Kikuko Inoue posted photos and videos about her visit to Ishinomaki Mangattan Museum in Miyagi Prefecture. She took part in a charity event to support earthquake recovery with Atsuko Tanaka (Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in The Shell) and Akio Otsuka (Batou) last weekend. Check the videos after the jump.
Japanese music label Space Shower Music has posted a music video for Lyu:Lyu single "Seeds" set to the American remake of classic Shotaro Ishinomori manga Cyborg 009, written by F.J. DeSanto and Bradley Cramp and illustrated by Marcus. Archaia Entertainment is set to release a graphic novel collection of the comic on September 23rd. Get a look after the jump.
Maybe as the convention season starts to heart up, we might hear something about a North American license for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama's sci-fi revival 009: Re Cyborg, but in the meantime, the anime movie is scheduled to be released with English subtitles in Japan on May 22nd. Get a look at the nine-minute promo after the jump.
The Shotaro Ishinomori Mangattan Museum, honoring the work of the pioneering manga/anime/tokusatsu creator, was built with corporation of national government and Ishimaki City in 2001 and became a tourist destination, attracting 180,000 visitors annually. During the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, many of the building around the museum were destroyed and its facilities were substantially damaged. A new Tōhoku Revival video looks at the efforts to rebuilt. Get a look after the jump.
In 2008, Shotaro Ishinomori was posthumously awarded him the Guinness World Record for most comics/manga published by one author for a body of work over 128,000 pages, which included the creation of seminal superpowered team Cyborg 009. His towering influence also helped define the tokusatsu live action genre. November 17th, the museum in his honor will be holding a reopening ceremony. More after the jump.
At this weekend's New York Comic Con 2012, comiXology announced a distribution deal for legendary manga creator Shotaro Ishinomori's entire catalog. To celebrate, the digital comics platform kicked off their offerings with influential titles Cyborg 009 , Kikaider and Skull Man. More after the jump.
PH9 has posted a new promo for this fall's 009 Re: Cyborg, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex writer/director Kenji Kamiyama's update of the classic fujitive robot sci-fi thriller Cyborg 009. The new version recasts the international cyborg crew as intelligence officers, but the preview is far more Jason Bourne than John le Carré. Get a look after the jump.
Anime director/writer Kenji Kamiyama's work is notable for its smart, political sci-fi as seen in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and it's notable for its commecial tie-ins, from the Nissan Infinity product placement in Solid State Society to all the marketing done with the new Re: Cyborg 009. See its latest Pepsi spots after the jump.
Ahead of this weekend's Comic Con, comic publisher Archaia and Japan's Ishinomori Pro have revealed new projects centered around Cyborg 009, which may also include a new feature film suited to American tastes, Hit the jump for all of the info so far.
The voice cast and updated premises for the super powered heroes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex mastermind Kenji Kamiyama's update of the classic Cyborg 009 have been announced. See who's who in the 3D animated 009 Re: Cyborg after the jump.
Attentive to foreign audiences, Kenji Kamiyama's PH9 brand has pushed out a new "international trailer" promoting the 009 RE:Cyborg film's October 29 Japanese release date. Check it out after the jump.