Gallery Nucleus, a California-based art exhibition space that specializes in displaying works that blur the boundaries between fine art and pop culture, is staging an official exhibition in collaboration with Tezuka Productions that celebrates the 70th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's professional debut as a manga artist, as well as the 40th anniversary of Unico. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tezuka Productions today revealed two Hatsune Miku illustrations drawn in the Osamu Tezuka style for the upcoming memorial orchestra concert for the late Isao Tomita, "Isao Tomita x Hatsune Miku: Dr. Coppelius" to be held at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo on November 11 and 12. Check the Miku arts after the jump.
Following the studio performance clip, internationally-known Japanese musician MIYAVI today posted a three-minute anime music video for the title track of his latest album "Fire Bird." As the title suggests, the video features the phoenix from Osamu Tezuka's lifework manga series Hi no Tori/Phoenix. Check the clips after the jump!
Yesterday we posted about a new site teasing something called Astro Boy: Edge of Time, including visual hints at other stars from God of Manga Osamu Tezuka's vast library of creations. Depending on what you were hoping for, you'll either be pumped or deflated once you find out that the item behind the teaser is a digital collectible card game. Read on for more.
Today, a Trust The Ministry site has put stars of classic Osamu Tezuka manga, including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Dororo's Hyakkimaru, the Phoenix, Ambassador Magma and Rock against a flaming background with the names of artists Hiroya Oku (Gantz, Inuyashiki) Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill ), Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (Oscar winner for "Flashdance... What a Feeling"), NekoshowguN (Lollipop Chainsaw, DrumMania), and Suda 51 (Grasshopper Manufacture), plus project supervisor Makoto Tezuka.
The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Heroes is announcing that Atom the Beginning - a prequel manga by Tetsuro Kasahara based on Osamu Tezuka's classic manga Tetsuwan Atom (known in English as Astro Boy) - will be receiving an anime adaptation. Hit the jump to learn more.
Wansa-kun ("Little Wansa"), a 1971 manga by Osamu Tezuka about a lost puppy searching for his mother, is being adapted into a musical children's play that will run from August 18 - 28 at the Theater Tram venue in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Asahi Shimbun today announced the winners of the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Kei Ichinoseki's kabuki and ukiyoe-themed mystery Hanagami Sharaku and Kiyohiko Azuma's slice-of-life comedy Yotsuba&! were chosen as this year's Manga Grand Prix winners from seven candidates. Hit the jump for more details.
A new spin-off manga based on Osamu Tezuka's medical drama Black Jack is beginning serialization in Akita Shoten's Young Champion seinen manga anthology magazine, and it stars Black Jack's rival, the sinister Dr. Kiriko, as the protagonist. Hit the jump to learn more.