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.
Influential manga creator Go Nagai (Mazinger Z, Cutie Honey) was among a group of artists and authors who filed the lawsuit against Atago Inc. and Scan X Bank Co. for violations of the Copyright Law. According to the complaint, the companies provided costumers with scans of the authors' work for several hundred yen per copy without permission. More after the jump.
The Power Mazinger Z is a designer toy take on anime/manga's original internally piloted giant robot, produced by Phalanx Creative on their MR POWER form, as designed by TOUMA. Watch it being unveiled at the Street Fashion Festival Taipei after the jump.
If Osamu Tezuka is the God of Manga, then Go Nagai is its Dirty Uncle. His name is attached to introduction of the transforming magical girl (Cutie Honey), the internally piloted giant robot (Mazinger Z) and the combining giant robot (Getter Robo), all of which also showcased a love of transgression that has made Go Nagai PTA enemy #1. Now, Champion Red, the anthology that published the recent Shin Mazinger series has a new Go Nagai work scheduled. More after the jump.