Today in Japan, NicoNico is running a promo for a November 28th tribute to space opera master Leiji Matsumoto (Captain Harlock, Queen Millennium, Galaxy Express 999). The festival will feature dramatic manga reader/street performer Rikimaru Toho, a one-person show from anti-comedy Peeping Life's Yukari Seino, and, most remarkably, pole dancing from Keiko&yamadori and a burlesque act from Rita Goldie. More after the jump.
Following the three-feature film set released by Toei in 2009, Avex Marketing has started releasing the seven-box Blu-ray set of the Galaxy Express 999 TV anime series. In commemoration of the release, Seibu Railway now runs a wrapping train featuring the anime. Check the photos and CM for the set after the jump.
As we have reported, Imperial Enterprises released many high-end wristwatches inspired by popular manga/anime series such as One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Detective Conan, and Naruto. Their latest choice is legendary manga artist Leiji Matsumoto's classic work Galaxy Express 999. Check the details after the jump.
In commemoration of the release of the full CG film Space Pirate Captain Harlock in Japan this weekend, Japanese mail order retailer Imperial Enterprise has starts offering a 5000-limited special wristwatch inspired by the film today. Check the details after the jump.
Cinema Today has posted two more video clips from the upcoming CG animated feature film Space Pirate Captain Harlock which is based on legendary artist Leiji Matsumoto's classic manga works. The videos feature a spacebattle of Harlock's ship Arcadia against enemy fighters, and Harlock's swordfight in the ship. Hit the jump for the clips.
The official site for the upcoming CG remake film Captain Harlock posted a new 3 minutes trailer today. The film is based on a classic manga series created by legendary artist Leiji Matsumoto (Galaxy Express 999, Space Battleship Yamato). Check the latest clip after the jump.
A new poster for Shinji Aramaki's CG film Captain Harlock is revealed to the Japanese media today. The film is based on a classic manga series created by legendary artist Leiji Matsumoto (Galaxy Express 999, Space Battleship Yamato). Check the poster and latest trailer after the jump.
Space opera maestro Leiji Matsumoto is famous for his imagination capturing cool but often impracticable vessels, so it might be surprising that one of his designs is actually travelling Sumida River from Asakusa to Odaiba. In honor of Ozma's DVD release, the river boat is running a promotion. Get a look after the jump.
Some big names in the field have contributed to the two newly released volumes of Magazine House's Hometown Manga series. Lupin III creator Monkey Punch and Fullmetal Alchemist's Hiromu Arakawa are among the manga artists who write about growing up in Hokkaido prefecture, while Captain Harlock creator Leiji Matsumoto headlines the Fukuoka collection. More after the jump.
Leiji Matsumoto's enigmatic OZMA anime project, just got a lot more interesting for international fans, as a new startup in Viki has announced plans to stream the series worldwide on its portal beginning this weekend. Hit the jump for all of the details.
A previously unknown (at least to the public) Leiji Matsumoto (Galaxy Express 999, Space Battleship Yamato) scenario is making its way to WOWOW in a six episode miniseries called Ozuma. Hit the jump for more art and all the info we know so far!