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.
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.