New key visuals are now available for "Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibition ~ The World Connected by Isao Tomita", an upcoming art exhibition that will be held at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka and that celebrates the birthdays of musician Isao Tomita and Vocaloid virtual diva Hatsune Miku. Hit the jump to check it out.
The Ozamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan is staging its 71st exhibition: an installation that celebrates the 10th birthday of Vocaloid virtual idol Hatsune Miku and the 85th birthday of the late, lamented pioneer of electronic music, composer Isao Tomita. Hit the jump to learn more.
While most Kemono Friends are based on factually existing animals, not all of them are. Tsuchinoko is a Japanese cryptid, or UMA ("Unidentified Mysterious Animal") as they're known locally. With this extra bit of freedom, Kemono Friends original designer Mine Yoshizaki (also Sgt. Frog author) was tapped to draw a Phoenix, specially the one that appeared in the omnibus "life's work" of pioneering "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka.
Calling all Tezuka fans! If you'll be in Japan between now and June, hit up MIRAIYA Bookmark Lounge Cafe for coasters, marshmallows, and other goodies themed to Atom: The Beginning. Supplies are limited, so make sure you get in soon. Hit the jump to find out more!
It has been confirmed that a stage play adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic sci-fi manga in the mid-1960s, W3 (Wonder Three), is now in the works for this winter. The "Amazing Performance W3" will be performed as a nonverbal play using mime, dance, acrobat, magic and projection mapping. Hit the jump for more details.
Animator / director / character designer Yoh Yoshinari (Gurren Lagann, Little Witch Academia) is paying tribute to the godfather of manga with a new artbook featuring sketches inspired by the characters created by Osamu Tezuka. Hit the jump to learn more.
A newly-drawn collaboration art by Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog, Kemono Friends) is confirmed to be revealed at the upcoming "Osamu Tezuka's Handsome Beauty - Elegant -" exhibition to be held at the Hankyu Umeda department store from March 29 to April 10. The 45-year-old artist will provide his version of "Hi no Tori/Phoenix" from one of Tezuka's masterpieces.