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!
Anime industry legend Go Nagai has broken from his notorious hermitude to attend Barcelona's oldest comic convention and has made various statements leading to the possibility of a live-action version of Mazinger Z. Hit the jump for all of the details known so far.
If Osamu Tezuka is the "God of Manga," then Go Nagai is manga's legendary dirty uncle. Despite his often transgressive work and battles with the PTA, his home town Wajima is proud of their native son, even hosting a museum that honors him. Now that museum is being advertised on the Noto Railway with the "NOTOGO!" train. Get a look after the jump.
Influential manga author Go Nagai—credited with work on the first internally-piloted giant robot, combining giant robot, and transforming magical girl—will be returning to his horror superhero Devilman with Devilman Grimoire, or Devilman G for short. More after the jump.
Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun has announced the 2011 manga works nominated for its annual Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize. Asahi Shimbun describes the award as "honoring the late Osamu Tezuka, an artist who left an indelible mark on the nation's manga culture." It has been awarded annually since 1997. See the nominees after the jump.