Next month, Japan is getting a release of Elizabeth Bear's 2015 novel Karen Memory from genre publisher Tokyo Sogensha. Due October 20th, along with a new title, "Steam Girl," it's getting a new cover from Yoshitoshi ABe, best known as the designer of 1998 sci-fi anime Serial Experiments Lain. Get a look after the jump.
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Ryutaro Nakamura, the director behind the cult classic, Serial Experiments Lain. He is a key figure in anime who gave us many insightful and imaginative shows all the way until his untimely passing in 2013. If you're interested to learn more about this director, hit the jump to read more!
Come along with us on a fantastic voyage, all the way back to the late '90s and the world of director Ryūtarō Nakamura and designer Yoshitoshi ABe's Serial Experiments Lain. The 13-episode series is the latest addition to the Crunchyroll catalog, and it goes live starting at 5:00pm Pacific Time. Read on for more.
Now that Pokémon Go is out in Japan, it's had some time to inspire (or distract) some of manga's notable creators. Among the notables checking in with their tributes are Serial Experiments Lain original character designer/doujinshi author Yoshitoshi ABe, Tokyo Ghoul's Sui Ishida, Dagashi Kashi's Kotoyama and ONE, creator of the original One-Punch Man web manga and Mob Psycho 100. Get a look after the jump.
Doujinshi event Comitia is held four times a year, with its largest edition scheduled for Golden Week at Comiket home venue Tokyo Big Sight. Among the pro's attending this week's 116th event was Gunslinger Girl author Yu Aida. And, maybe not completely true to the spirit of the event, he posted a GG parody of the experience. Get a look after the jump.
Apple's new Ipad Pro and Pencil have created a remarkable amount of excitement about manga creators, with a number of notables eager to try out of the new tech toys and post the results to social media. Check it out after the jump.
Yoshitoshi ABe, the graffiti artist turned Serial Experiments Lain character designer and author of Square Enix's nine volume ongoing everyday life of an imaginative young girl manga Ryushika Ryushika, is preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut with a trio of art books and an accompanying exhibit, running September 19 - October 6th at pixiv Zingaro.
Happy 44th birthday to Yoshitoshi ABe, the graffiti artist turned Serial Experiments Lain character designer and author of Square Enix's nine volume ongoing everyday life of an imaginative young girl manga Ryushika Ryushika. Last week he previewed the doujinshi that he will be bringing to August 14-16's Comiket 88, which includes his latest seasonal look at the everyday life of KanColle's Kitakami.
The Twitter feed for the Chibi Neko Tom anime has announced that they have received permission from the family of director Ryūtarō Nakamura to report that he passed away on June 29th at age 58 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Nakamura is best known for helming speculative works such as Serial Experiments Lain, Kino's Journey and Ghost Hound. More after the jump.