A pair of manga related crowdfunding campaigns have recently reached their goals. Digital Manga Publishing succeeded in bring in $29,200 in pledges to fund a release of an English translation of Tezuka's Alabaster in the effort's final day. New York creative PARTY's Indiegogo campaign, working with Moyoco Anno with the aims of creating a stop-motion anime short based on the manga author's Diary of OChibi, succeeded in its aims of bringing in $3000 over 60 days.
35-year-old Kenchi Tachibana, a member of 19-member J-pop dance group EXILE, will star in an upcoming stage adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic vampire comedy manga in 1979, Don Dracura. It is produced by Nelke Planning (The Prince of Tennis musical, Live Spectacle Naruto, Fushigi Yuugi). Hit the jump for more details.
After successful Kickstarter campaigns to crowdfund English releases of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's Captain Ken, Unico, Atomcat and Triton of the Sea, and, recently, Ludwig B (as well as the ambitious miss on raising $380,000 towards releasing 31 volumes of work), Digital Manga Publishing has launched an initiative to raise $29,200 to fund a release of an English translation of Tezuka's two-volume Alabaster. More after the jump.
Kyoto International Manga Museum has announced the details of the upcoming special exhibition featuring "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's medical mange series Black Jack, titled "Black Jack Stories; Doctors' Choice," which is scheduled to be held from February 28 to May 10. Check the details after the jump.
After successful Kickstarter campaigns to crowdfund English releases of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's Captain Ken, Unico, Atomcat and Triton of the Sea, and a miss on last month's ambitious initiative to raise $380,000 towards releasing 31 volumes of work, Digital Manga Publishing a has a smaller, more affordable Kickstarter campaign to raise $21,600 for the two-volume Ludwig B. More after the jump.
North American manga publishing label has confirmed plans to release simultaneous eBook and print releases of My Neighbor Seki, and announced the new eBook rights for their library of manga by the legendary "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka. More after the jump.
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.