Osamu Tezuka’s Unico is coming back to Japan in the form of plush toys that’ll be seen all over the country in arcade machines. He’ll be coming to 16 different arcades throughout Japan, which means that you’ll really have to get on it if you want to seek one out if you’re in the area. Hit the jump for a sneak peek!
Gallery Nucleus, a California-based art exhibition space that specializes in displaying works that blur the boundaries between fine art and pop culture, is staging an official exhibition in collaboration with Tezuka Productions that celebrates the 70th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's professional debut as a manga artist, as well as the 40th anniversary of Unico. Hit the jump to learn more.
Looking for something classic to watch tonight? Crunchyroll announced the addition of two Unico anime movies, both of which will be available to Crunchyroll members in the US and Canada today at 5:00pm Pacific Time. More after the jump.
Digital Manga, Inc. has announced that, following successful Kickstarter campaigns like Captain Ken, Lugwig B, Alabaster, and the recent Clockwork Apple, their next project to crowd fund the works of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka aims to translate his shojo (girl's) title Storm Fairy. If the campaign running 30 days starting June 16th is successful, the book will be scheduled for October 2015. More after the jump.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kuipo, a Japanese fashion company, American designer Anna Sui is collaborating with 7 different manga series (including "Princess Knight" and "Urusei Yatsura") to produce a line high-concept fashion accessories. Hit the jump to learn more.
Announced back in May 2013, the Unico films now have a release date thanks to an update from Discotek Media. The Unico double feature DVD will arrive on April 29. Read on for more.
Discotek Media hopped on Facebook to make an announcement about the two Unico anime films, which the company released on DVD last year. With the Japanese Blu-ray coming this summer, Discotek plans to follow suit and release both films in a double feature Blu-ray set later this year. More after the jump.
Following a successful effort to raise funds to publish "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's dark, mature audience work Barbara, Digital Manga Publishing has gone to the other end of the spectrum with a new Kickstarter for the release of the Astro Boy creator's Sanrio collaboration, Unico. See a sample after the jump.
Discotek Media has announced spring release dates for Panda! Go Panda! (directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, with concept, script and animation by the renowned Hayao Miyazaki), Unico, and Lupin the 3rd: The Complete First Series. Check out the details after the jump.