The Broadcast Library in Yokohama is holding an exhibition highlighting the work of Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori beginning in July of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
Digital Manga, Inc. has announced that, following successful Kickstarter campaigns like Captain Ken, Lugwig B, Alabaster, and the recent Clockwork Apple, their next project to crowd fund the works of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka aims to translate his shojo (girl's) title Storm Fairy. If the campaign running 30 days starting June 16th is successful, the book will be scheduled for October 2015. More after the jump.
It is confirmed that Amazon Japan has listed a DVD of Robot Atom/Little Astro Boy for a release of November 3, 2015. The fourth remake anime series was aired for eight episodes in Nigeria from March to April in 2014. Hit the jump for more details.
For a limited time beginning in May of 2015, a specialty store in Shinjuku will be selling goods related to the Black Jack and Young Black Jack manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
Digital Manga Publishing has begun selling eBooks of some of the early works of profoundly influential manga and anime creator Osamu Tezuka's early work, including his post-war break-out New Treasure Island and his early attempt at adapting classic literature, Crime and Punishment. More after the jump.
A 30-second CM and a poster visual for the stage play adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic vampire comedy manga Don Dracura, which opens today at at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo, are now online. Check the latest information and a video message from the star Kenchi Tachibana after the jump.
A new exhibit at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, features artwork from Tezuka's 1983 manga, Message to Adolf. Hit the jump to learn more.
A short teaser trailer for the upcoming international co-production, Astro Boy Reboot, has been released. Hit the jump to check it out.
A pair of manga related crowdfunding campaigns have recently reached their goals. Digital Manga Publishing succeeded in bring in $29,200 in pledges to fund a release of an English translation of Tezuka's Alabaster in the effort's final day. New York creative PARTY's Indiegogo campaign, working with Moyoco Anno with the aims of creating a stop-motion anime short based on the manga author's Diary of OChibi, succeeded in its aims of bringing in $3000 over 60 days.
35-year-old Kenchi Tachibana, a member of 19-member J-pop dance group EXILE, will star in an upcoming stage adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic vampire comedy manga in 1979, Don Dracura. It is produced by Nelke Planning (The Prince of Tennis musical, Live Spectacle Naruto, Fushigi Yuugi). Hit the jump for more details.
After successful Kickstarter campaigns to crowdfund English releases of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's Captain Ken, Unico, Atomcat and Triton of the Sea, and, recently, Ludwig B (as well as the ambitious miss on raising $380,000 towards releasing 31 volumes of work), Digital Manga Publishing has launched an initiative to raise $29,200 to fund a release of an English translation of Tezuka's two-volume Alabaster. More after the jump.