Japanese internet provider company So-net has recently launched a new FTTH internet access service "NURO" and has run an advertisement campaign called "NURO DEVILMAN" featuring Go Nagai's classic manga from 1970s, Devil Man. Check the CMs with the opera version of the 1972 TV anime theme song after the jump.
Mazinger Z is a super robot manga/anime series created by Go Nagai in 1970s and no doubt one of the most popular robots in the genre. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary, NODA-YA in Miyagi Prefecture will release a 1/18 scale Mazinger Z figure in Spring 2014. Check the details of the 1m-tall figure after the jump!
If Osamu Tezuka is the "God of Manga," then Go Nagai is manga's legendary dirty uncle, a transgressive figure, enemy to the PTA who pioneered genres from combining mecha to transforming magic girls. The Mazinger Z and Cutie Honey author will soon be getting an interesting tribute in America with the Q Pop shop/gallery, located in the historic Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles, planning an exhibit in June. More after the jump.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mazinger Z, Bandai's Tamashii toy division has released a special commemorative edition of the titular robot in a special battery-powered "Soul of Chogokin DX" figure along with a new 20-page one-shot manga that explains the origins of Mazinger Z, authored by Go Nagai. Hit the jump for the interview excerpt.
"God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka launched boy robot Astro Boy in 1952. "Dirty Uncle of Manga" Go Nagai created the pioneer cockpit-piloted robot Mazinger Z, as well as Devilman, in 1972. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum will hold a special exhibition from Oct. 26 honoring these anniversaries. More after the jump.
Go Nagai and Cutey Honey fans have something to smile about today, as Discotek Media has announced the forthcoming release of the 1973 Cutey Honey TV anime as a complete box set. Hit the jump for all of the details.
If Osamu Tezuka is the "God of Manga," then Go Nagai is manga's legendary dirty uncle. So, if you love rocket punches, gattai sequences and distasteful manga, wish Go Nagai a happy 67th birthday after the jump.
If you were an anime fan in the 90's, you might never have watched Devilman, but you were certain to have been aware of it thanks to the promos on the front Manga release. As such, most older fans will recognize harpy adversary Sirène. The Dirty Uncle of Manga, Go Nagai is now giving the character her own moe manga. More after the jump.
Nagae, a Japanese casting manufacture in Toyama Prefecture, has started accepting pre-orders for a 36.5 cm tall bronze statue "Devil Man Gouma Jyoudou Zou" in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Go Nagai's most famous manga series. Check the amazing details of the statue after the jump.
Newsflash! Bandai will broadcast the launch of new "Chogokin Mazinger Z" to celebrate the 40th anniversary year of Mazinger Z today to the world on USTREAM from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. on June 14 (JST)/7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on June 13 (PST). Hit the jump for the streaming!