Japanese corporations Kodansha, Tezuka Productions, NTT DoCoMo, VAIO, and Fujisoft are all joining forces for the "Atom Project", a weekly subscription service that allows purchasers to build their own personal communciations robot based on the titular character from Osamu Tezuka's classic manga and TV anime, Astro Boy (known as Tetsuwan Atom in Japan). Hit the jump to learn more.
If all you know of Tezuka is Astro Boy and Kimba, you might want to prepare yourself. 29 pieces of his previously unreleased erotic artwork will be making up a full-color feature in December's Shincho magazine. See more for yourself after the jump.
Yuriko Koike, a full-time politician as the governor of Tokyo, is also apparently a part-time cosplay enthusiast, because she appeared dressed as Princess Sapphire from Osamu Tezuka's manga and TV anime Princess Knight at the "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest" event held on October 29, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gallery Nucleus, a California-based art exhibition space that specializes in displaying works that blur the boundaries between fine art and pop culture, is staging an official exhibition in collaboration with Tezuka Productions that celebrates the 70th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's professional debut as a manga artist, as well as the 40th anniversary of Unico. Hit the jump to learn more.