In the wake of the devastating July 2016 terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh that resulted in the deaths of 29 people (including 7 Japanese tourists), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is enlisting the aid of an unlikely expert knowledge of how to survive business trips abroad: Duke Togo, the titular international professional assassin from Takao Saito's long-running manga, Golgo 13. Hit the jump to learn more.
Who is anime's sharpest-dressed man? Goo Ranking asked the fans, and we're bringing you the top ten results! From Sailor Moon to Lupin III, Detective Conan to Black Butler, every fan's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man. Hit the jump to see the rankings!
In order to recognize the group efforts of grown-up comics created via a division of labor, Saito Production is sponsoring a new manga industry award called the "Takao Saito Award", which is named after the creator of Golgo 13, one of the longest-running manga still in serialization. Hit the jump to learn more.
A special website is offering an unusual character good: limited edition, hand-crafted, carved leather wallets based on Duke Togo (aka Golgo 13) the stony-faced assassin of Takao Saito's long-running Golgo 13 seinen manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kitan Club's newest line of PUTTITO Series cup-clinging gashapon toys features none other than Golgo 13, the professional assassin from Takao Saito's manga and anime of the same name. Hit the jump to check them out.
Along with the "Attack on Titan Exhibition - WALL OITA" exhibit, starting August 1st,the Oita Prefectural Art Museum in Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan will be hosting "Drawing Manga! - Lines, Panels, Kyara (Character)", a look at the techniques behind manga storytelling and their development. The visual for the exhibit features a team-up the titular leads of seinen manga powerhouses Golgo 13 and Yotsuba&!.
For 47 years, business men have been enjoying the adventures of cold hearted assassin Golgo 13. Why shouldn't Americans appreciate the exploits of manga's foremost professional killer? Well, Sony's hacking scandal resulted in their e-mail exchanges being leaked, and part of the trove included former CEO Amy Pascal included discussions of a G13 franchise, from Gareth Evans and Rick Cook (the Wizardry series). More after the jump.
The Nico Nico Super Conference 2015 is offering a special Anime Area designed to reproduce aspects of 6 different anime series, including Yowamushi Pedal and Shirobako, with a series of live-action games and challenges. Hit the jump to learn more.
Famously stoic manga assassin Golgo 13 is making a spectacle of himself, posing in underwear with Japan's gotochi ("local") landmarks, attractions, historical notables, folklore and products in a series of souvenir charms. Runa's series of 25 are being sold at tourist attractions at spots around places such as Mount Fuji, Hida, Yokohama, Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Oita and Miyagi. Get a look after the jump.