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.
19-year-old Japanese pop singer Leo Ieiri has posted a short version promotional video for "a boy," the title track from her upcoming 2nd album. The anime part of the PV is produced by Tezuka Productions and features the anime version of Ieiri as a young lion meeting the characters from Osamu Tezuka's classic manga/anime series Jungle Emperor. Check the clip after the jump.
Manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka considered Phoenix his life's work, and as such, the manga exploring the human condition from the beginning of Japanese history to the end of humanity is one of the most important manga by one of most important manga authors. Now, the out of print English release is available digitally from Viz. More after the jump.
TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International production and creative management company Cross Media International (CMI), headquartered in San Francisco, California, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Tezuka's extensive portfolio of popular properties and characters within North America.
The official site for the anime film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic manga Buddha announced yesterday that the world premiere of Buddha 2: ~Owarinaki Tabi~ (Endless Journey), the second part of the film trilogy, will be held at Louvre Museum in France on January 30, 2014. Hit the jump for more details.
Sad news came earlier today when Dan Nadel of PictureBox announced that the publisher will be shutting its doors officially as of December 31. PictureBox put out a range of books and other products, including manga that most would never attempt to bring to English-speaking audiences. Read on for more.