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.
Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys has been honored with this year's award for "Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia" in North American comic industry's prestigious Eisner Awards. The series follows Kenji Endo, who abandoned his rock n' roll dreams to run the family liquor store, which he converted to a franchise convenience store and take care of his sister's abandoned daughter, only to find himself drawn into a mystery in which the games he played as a boy are apparently being used to try to take over the world. More after the jump.