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.
Kyoto International Manga Museum has announced the details of the upcoming special exhibition featuring "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's medical mange series Black Jack, titled "Black Jack Stories; Doctors' Choice," which is scheduled to be held from February 28 to May 10. Check the details after the jump.
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 a miss on last month's ambitious initiative to raise $380,000 towards releasing 31 volumes of work, Digital Manga Publishing a has a smaller, more affordable Kickstarter campaign to raise $21,600 for the two-volume Ludwig B. More after the jump.