A stage play adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Ludwig B manga featuring Ludwig van Beethoven, will be performed in Tokyo and Osaka this winter. Ryosuke Hashimoto, a member of Johnny & Associates' boys idol group A.B.C-Z, plays the protagonist alongside his fellow group member Fumito Kawai as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Hit the jump for more details.
It was officially announced that a stage play adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's critically-acclaimed manga Pluto is in the works by Bunkamura for early 2015. The manga is based on the "The Greatest Robot on Earth" arc of Osamu Tezuka's classic manga series Tetsuwan Atom/Astro Boy. Hit the jump for more information.
Manga, comics and art book publisher UDON had plenty to announce at San Diego Comic Con including the Kill La Kill manga and impressive selection of new art book licenses. Get the complete details after the jump.
Recipients of the North America comic industry's prestigious Eisner Awards were announced last night at San Diego Comic Con. Hayao Miyazaki was inducted into its Hall of Fame along with Alan Moore, Dennis O’Neil and Bernie Wrightson. Rumiko Takahashi was also nominated. The Mysterious Underground Men by Osamu Tezuka, released by PictureBox was recognized with Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia. More after the jump.
Starting this summer, the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in the manga pioneer's home town of Takarazuka will feature a 20th anniversary exhibit blending the work of the "God of Manga" with the otome games (visual novels for a female audience) audience of Otomate. More after the jump.
The official site of Osamu Tezuka, widely known as the "god of manga," has announced that a specialty bookstore focusing on his manga and art works, with related books including remakes by other artists and study books, will open in Tokyo on April 7. Hit the jump for more information.