In order to recognize the group efforts of grown-up comics created via a division of labor, Saito Production is sponsoring a new manga industry award called the "Takao Saito Award", which is named after the creator of Golgo 13, one of the longest-running manga still in serialization. Hit the jump to learn more.
A special website is offering an unusual character good: limited edition, hand-crafted, carved leather wallets based on Duke Togo (aka Golgo 13) the stony-faced assassin of Takao Saito's long-running Golgo 13 seinen manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kitan Club's newest line of PUTTITO Series cup-clinging gashapon toys features none other than Golgo 13, the professional assassin from Takao Saito's manga and anime of the same name. Hit the jump to check them out.
Something must have broken down during the process of reprinting Breakdown, a 1995 - 1997 manga by Takao Saito (the author of Golgo 13), because the entire limited edition print run is missing some 400 pages of material. Hit the jump to learn more.
Back in April, JManga added Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito's adaptation of award winning period author Shotaro Ikenami's Professional Swordsmen of The Edo Era. This week, the digital manga portal is back with Saito's adaptation of one of Ikenami's most famous characters, feared samrai detective Hasegawa Heizō aka Onihei, the Devilish Bureau Chief. More after the jump.
In this week's Tuesday update, digital manga portal JManga debuts three new series. Etsuya Mashima's Chitose Get You!! and Akira Houjoh's The Witch of 2-A offer some moe, while Takao Saito's violent period piece Muyonosuke offers something decidedly not. More after the jump.
It's a very Takao Saito Thursday at digital manga portal JManga, with new volumes of the Golgo 13 creator's Barom One, DOLL The Hotel Detective, Shadowman, and Japan Sinks, as well as the debut of his adaptation of award winning period author Shotaro Ikenami's Professional Swordsmen of The Edo Era. Check out the details after the jump.
Legal digital manga portal JManga has added a slate of new manga that includes Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito's influential Barom One, Makoto Tateno's yaoi Yokan - Premonition, the second volume of Kotobuki Shiriagari's corporate comedy O.SHI.GO.TO., and the third of Ryo Ikuemi's josei romance Cousin. Take a look at the releases after the jump.
Digital manga service JManga is now being updated on Thursdays as well as Tuesdays, with this week's second set of additions including the debut of Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito's superhero manga Shadowman and the second volume of newly anime-adapted Recorder and Randsell. JManga also announced wider availability for several titles. More after the jump.
Last May, Japanese snack company Tohato celebrated the 40th anniversary of their caramel corn with bags featuring eyes from four manga luminaries. A second set of four creators has been selected for this April, and they even get their own flavor. See who and check out their work after the jump!