Osamu Tezuka's was inspired by musicals, especially the work of the all-female Takarazuka Revue, when making his influential shoujo manga Princess Knight. So, when the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Hyogo Prefecture hosts a ‘MACROSS THE MUSEUM’ exhibit starting June 28th, it makes connection to draw the connection between the alway musical Macross and Princess Knight. See the prepared art after the jump.
In 2011, Toei launched an anime trilogy adaptation of manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka's interpretation of the life of Gautama Buddha with aims of finding a broad audience for the epic movies. While the first, Buddha: The Great Departure, didn't meet with huge success, commercially or critically, the studio confirmed in January that they're continuing with the series with part two due in 2014. Check out the English subtitled promo that they prepared for the Cannes Film Festival after the the jump.
Kansai Club Publishing aims to publish a limited edition hard cover of manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka's 1969 horror and mystery short story collection and, a day into the Kickstarter fundraiser, launched on the 17th, they're over $2,500 into the $3,500. Get the details in their plans after the jump.
Harajuku's Bunbougu Cafe has an interesting gimmick. The basement establishment sells stationery and, for a membership fee, you can get an key to one of their desks with access to writing supplies. If you buy into that idea, it's not a huge leap to see the logic in them hosting an exhibit dedicated to prolific "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka. More after the jump.
The "osamu moet moso" project, aiming to "extract and embody Akiba-like elements contained in Osamu Tezuka’s works through the imaginations" is back with a new iteration of the now three-year-old blending of the works of the manga pioneer with moe. The 3.0 Concept Book is set to be offered at the Comitia doujinshi event this weekend. See what's inside after the jump.
Accounced back in February, high end fashion label Lacoste will be paying tribute to series' creator and "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka. The brand worked with Japanese designer Hiroaki Ohya on a collection of polos, T-shirts and footwear based on Astro Boy, Black Jack and The Mysterious Underground Man for spring/summer and Jungle Emperor Leo, Phoenix and Tezuka's adaptation of Crime and Punishment for fall/winter. See the spring/summer collection after the jump.