The official site for the anime film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic manga Buddha announced yesterday that the world premiere of Buddha 2: ~Owarinaki Tabi~ (Endless Journey), the second part of the film trilogy, will be held at Louvre Museum in France on January 30, 2014. Hit the jump for more details.
Sad news came earlier today when Dan Nadel of PictureBox announced that the publisher will be shutting its doors officially as of December 31. PictureBox put out a range of books and other products, including manga that most would never attempt to bring to English-speaking audiences. Read on for more.
Introduced in 1953, Osamu Tezuka's Princess Knight was the fairy tail of Princess Sapphire, a heroine with male and female hearts who must assume roles identified with both genders. Well timed for the 60th anniversary of the series that helped inform the traditions of shoujo manga, Han Ahn Soon's ready to wear fashion is offering a special collaboration at the Isetan Shinjuku department store. More after the jump.
Osamu Tezuka's was inspired by musicals, especially the work of the all-female Takarazuka Revue, when making his influential shoujo manga Princess Knight. So, when the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Hyogo Prefecture hosts a ‘MACROSS THE MUSEUM’ exhibit starting June 28th, it makes connection to draw the connection between the alway musical Macross and Princess Knight. See the prepared art after the jump.
In 2011, Toei launched an anime trilogy adaptation of manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka's interpretation of the life of Gautama Buddha with aims of finding a broad audience for the epic movies. While the first, Buddha: The Great Departure, didn't meet with huge success, commercially or critically, the studio confirmed in January that they're continuing with the series with part two due in 2014. Check out the English subtitled promo that they prepared for the Cannes Film Festival after the the jump.
Kansai Club Publishing aims to publish a limited edition hard cover of manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka's 1969 horror and mystery short story collection and, a day into the Kickstarter fundraiser, launched on the 17th, they're over $2,500 into the $3,500. Get the details in their plans after the jump.
Harajuku's Bunbougu Cafe has an interesting gimmick. The basement establishment sells stationery and, for a membership fee, you can get an key to one of their desks with access to writing supplies. If you buy into that idea, it's not a huge leap to see the logic in them hosting an exhibit dedicated to prolific "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka. More after the jump.