Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji prize figures lotteries are marking the anniversaries of a couple of anime/manga heavy hitters. Macross' 30th anniversary festivities have been running for a while now and this is continuing the fun with tickets on sale for a number of co-creator Shoji Kawamori supervised super-deformed figures. Meanwhile, celebrations marking the 35 year career of manga legend Rumiko Takahashi are just getting started. Get a look after the jump.
Rumiko Takahashi is internationally famous for her long running manga, including InuYasha, Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku and Urusei Yatsura, but she has also filled her career with plenty of work on short, one shot manga. The latest of these will be a new entry in her Rumiko Takahashi - Gekijô or Rumic Theater, running in Big Comic Original issue 6, on sale March 5th. More after the jump.
Shonen Sunday announced today that Rumiko Takahashi will draw a one-shot of her popular manga series Inuyasha for the Heroes Come Back earthquake charity on the magazine's 10th issue of 2013 which will be published in Japan on February 6th, 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
Rumiko Takahashi's classic seinen romance series Maison Ikkoku is getting a new revival via a slot machine in a couple months thanks to July's Maison Ikkoku: Winds of Summer Colors. Get a look after the jump.
In addition to her long-running hits like Inu-Yasha, Rumiko Takahashi has written many short manga stories throughout her career, from Rumic World to Rumic Theater. In July, NHK-BS Premium will be adapting a selection of the latter in a pair of live-action drama anthologies. More after the jump.
This weekend, over one hundred sake producers from across Niigata Prefecture will be bringing their brews to the annual Sake no jin sake festival in Niigata City. Niigata happens to be the home town of Rumiko Takahashi, and Fuji Shuzo will be honoring the legend with sake inspired by Lum from Takahashi's manga Urusei Yatsura. More after the jump.
While it's been fun catching up on cast photos for the upcoming live-action Ranma ½ TV special, set to air on NTV on December 9, what most really want is some video. Your wish is granted in the first television commercial after the jump!
Everyone was pretty stoked when we got a good look at the cast of the upcoming Ranma ½ TV adaptation in costume, so here are a couple more for you. After the jump, get a look at Genma Saotome in Panda form, an original villain made for the NTV special, and a poster drawn by mangaka Rumiko Takahashi herself!
At this point, it's little surprise when the popularity of a Rumiko Takahashi story proves to be evergreen. However, in this case, it's not another figure of Urusei Yatsura's Lum, or even a live-action adaptation of Ranma 1/2. It's a pachinko slot machine based on Maison Ikkoku. Check out the promo video after the jump.