Amazon has begun listing a pair of notable Kodansha releases fpr 2017. First, they're back with the penultimate volume of Oh!great's Air Gear, scheduling volume 36 a day short of a year from their 35 release, on June 13, 2017.More after the jump.
Back in 2012, when the Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA Exhibition was being shown in Tokyo, the legendary creator of Akira was the subject of a special issue of Japanese montly art magazine Geijutsu Shincho. For that, he drew a new full-color short sci-manga, titled "DJ Teck's Morning Attack." For the magazine's Jully issue, on sale 25th, Otomo will be back. More after the jump.
Internationally acclaimed 62-year-old artist Katsuhiro Otomo, best known for his AKIRA manga series and its anime feature film adaptation, recently directed his first music video for Kyoto-born jazz singer Aya Nakano's newest single "Juku-Hatachi (19-20 years old)" released last month. Check the clip after the jump.
Cinephiles and animation otaku in Tokyo and Kawaguchi are in for a treat, because both locations will be hosting special, limited edition HDCAM SR screenings of the 1988 anime masterpiece, Akira. Hit the jump to learn more about how Neo-Tokyo is about to explode.
The Kichijoji Anime Wonderland festival is sponsoring a special live talk event featuring several influential anime directors who will speak on the future of anime and on the "heroes" who have inspired them. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Montreux Jazz Festival Japan 2015 event has revealed its main visual drawn by internationally acclaimed artist Katsuhiro Otomo, best known for his AKIRA manga series and its anime feature film adaptation. Check the visual after the jump.