Fans of Ken Akamatsu's work can get up close and personal with his art in March at Tokyo Skytree Town. A new exhibition, put on in honor of the upcoming UQ HOLDER! anime, will feature original art, memorabilia from Akamatsu's office, and limited-edition goods. Hit the jump for more info!
47-year-old manga artist Ken Akamatsu today confirmed on his official Twitter that an anime adaptation of his ongoing manga UQ HOLDER! is in the works. The sequel to his previous mega-hit series Negima! Magister Negi Magi has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2013. Hit the jump for his commets on the project.
Before UQ Holder, Negima! or even Love Hina, doujinshi illustrator turned Shōnen Magazine's Rookie Award winner Ken Akamatsu started producing running manga with 1994 A.I. Love You, the story of an otherwise happless genius programmer who creates an AI girlfriend. Evidently a computer enthusiast himself, Akamatsu has shown off some manga creation on an Apple II running Linux. Get a look after the jump.
TPP is a free trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific to eliminate tariffs and synchronize regulations. Potent consequences for lower environmental regulations and higher medicine costs have been very controversial. Its copyright agreements' potential effect on creative fan endeavors like doujinshi and cosplay has also been a concern, with manga author Ken Akamatsu being among the prominent voices raising the issue.