Celebrating 40 years of Big Comic Original as well as 60 years of Godzilla, and leading into the July 25th Japanese release of the new Hollywood Godzilla, the works of 21 industry greats such as Rumiko Takahashi (InuYasha) and Naoki Urasawa (Monster, 20th Century Boys) have been collected in a special manga tribute to the King of Kaiju. Get a look after the jump.
This past weekend, Godzilla's international box office pushes Warner Bros. over the $1 billion mark for 2014. It was the first studio to cross that milestone for the year. On a somewhat smaller scale, co-producer Legendary Pictures has posted art of the king of kaiju by Naoki Urasawa, the Eisner Award winning manga artist of 20th Century Boys and Monster. Get a look after the jump.
It looks like Guillermo del Toro's involvement with Japanese media inspired stories doesn't stop at mecha versus kaiju summer blockbuster Pacific Rim. According to Deadline, HBO and del Toro are teaming on developing a potential series based on Naoki Urasawa's medical/morality/crime/cold war psycho-thriller manga Monster. More after the jump.
Seinen anthology Morning is working with Italian treat makers Babbi to produce six gelato frozen desserts based on manga series like Naoki Urasawa's (Monster, 20th Century Boys) Billy Bat. Check them out after the jump.
In Red Oni Cries, award-winning creator of Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl, Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto Naoki Urasawa has gone for something simpler than the intricately plotted, morally complex thrillers that have dominated his work over the last decade. More after the jump.