North American publisher of Japanese printed media Vertical Inc announced at New York Comic Con that they have added two new manga licenses to their catalog - "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's Princess Knight follow up Twin Knight and influential josei author Kyoko Okazaki's award winning intense examination of beauty, Helter Skelter. More after the jump.
Bandai and Mangart Beams have teamed up for a series of hero and anti-hero Tiger & Bunny hooded parkas that look ironically suitable for robbing banks. For 15,750 yen ($195) you can get a jacket based on the costume of Wild Tiger, Barnaby Brooks Jr., or Lunatic that zips up into a hood/mask. Get a look after the jump.
Helter Skelter—the film adaptation of Kyoko Okazaki's Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize-winning manga—hits Japanese theaters on July 14. You can check out the film's colorful style (and Ayumi Hamasaki's featured music) in the new trailer past the break.
Actress/model/singer Erika Sawajiri (Shinobi: Heart Under Blade) will play the lead in the live-action adaptation of Kyoko Okazaki’s Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize-winning Helter Skelter. The one-volume josei work concerns an actress/model/singer who falls apart as a consequence of excessive plastic surgery. More after the jump.