One week before its opening in Tokyo, the upcoming stage play adaptation of the Captain Harlock: Jigen Koukai (Dimension Voyage) manga illustrated by Kouichi Shimahoshi held a press conference to introduce its cast in their costumes yesterday on May 31. Check the photos after the jump.
At a recent live concert event at Hokutopia Dome Hall in Tokyo, techno-pop idol trio Cupitron debuted the music video for their latest single as well as stage costumes designed by legendary manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a recent interview for web-radio program "Aniho Radio!", manga author Leiji Matsumoto relayed stories of his past and expressed his hopes and dreams for the future. Hit the jump to learn more.
At this weekend's Otakon, Kodansha announced plans to release Yui Sakuma's Complex Age, Nao Emoto's Forget Me Not and Leiji Matsumoto's classic space-opera Queen Emeraldas in North America. More after the jump.
A non-profit organization is using crowdfunding to bring back the Galaxy Express 999 themed train that used to run on Seibu Railway's Ikebukuro line. Hit the jump to learn the details.
Shogakukan has published Zero-Dimensional Machine Journey, a new art book featuring some 400 illustrations from Katsumi Itabashi and Leiji Matsumoto dealing with mechanical designs from such series as Galaxy Express 999, Captain Harlock, and Space Battleship Yamato. Hit the jump to learn more.
In an upcoming interview with "I Want to See This Movie", a Japanese television show about film, manga artist Leiji Matsumoto talks about the Western films that have influenced his work. Hit the jump to learn more.
SAN-EI Bookstore has published a deluxe mook ("magazine-book") about the classic Leiji Matsumoto manga and anime, Galaxy Express 999. Hit the jump to learn the details.
The Ōizumi-gakuen Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan, has unveiled three new life-size statues of famous anime characters from such series as Astro Boy, Urusei Yatsura, and Galaxy Express 999. Hit the jump to learn more.
Manga magazine Champion Red, which is running Space Captain Harlock revival manga Dimension Voyage is celebrating the work of the character's influential creator with a supplemental collection of lost Leiji Matsumoto stories, packaged with the new 2015 issue 3. These include "Pilot 262," with a World War II Harlock flying a German Me-262, two Submarine Super 99 stories and more.