Earlier this month, plans were announced to say goodbye to manga legend Shigeru Mizuki on January 31st. Approximately 7,000 mourners gathered on the date for the "Best Regards Even Beyond the Grave," held at Tokyo's Aoyama Funeral Hall. More after the jump.
Acclaimed manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, best known for his nationally beloved Gegege no Kitaro series, passed away due to multiple organ failure in a hospital in Tokyo around at 7:00 am today, November 30. He was 93. Hit the jump for more details.
A new line of gashapon toys featuring characters from Shigeru Mizuki's ghostly manga and TV anime, GeGeGe no Kitaro, are now available in Japan. Hit the jump to check them out.
The North American comic industry has presented the winner of its prestigious Eisner Awards during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10 at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The prize of the manga-dominated (and this year manga-exclusive) Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category went to Drawn & Quarterly's release of Showa 1939–1943 and Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki.
Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of Gegege no Kitaro and one of the oldest living active manga artists in Japan, has created the main visual for the 8th Down Town Taito International Comedy Film Festival. Hit the jump to check out his work.
Canadian publisher Drawn and Quarterly discussed their upcoming manga plans at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con. Tadao Tsuge's Trash Market from pioneering avant-garde manga magazine Garo will be released February 17th. And, following their release of Shigeru Mizuki's classic yokai manga Kitaro, a release of Hitler: A Biography is planned. More after the jump.