In anticipation of the release of limited theatrical release of the 3rd Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN OAV in Japan on May 21, 2016, Weekly Asahi - a periodical aimed at a broad audience and published by The Asahi Shimbun - will be releasing a special Mobile Suit Gundam-themed issue featuring an original cover illustration by Yasuhiko Yoshikazu. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, a 4 part prequel OAV series based on the manga of the same name by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, has released the key visual for the upcoming 3rd OAV entitled Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin III - Dawn of Rebellion. Hit the jump to check it out.
The first anime adaptation of Haruka Takachiho's science fiction light novel series Crusher Joe was produced as a two-hour feature film and directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the original illustrator for the novels, in March 1983. After 32 years, the theater pamphlet for the film will be re-released in digital format. Hit the jump for more details.
Kadokawa Shoten's Ace family of manga anthologies is being joined by new period dedicated magazine Samurai Ace. Some big names in the field are on board, including Lone Wolf and Cub writer Kazuo Koike and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, animator and manga artist especially known for his character design work on Mobile Suit Gundam. More after the jump.
After hosting Gundam's artist Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and other luminaries, "Rieko Saibara's Manga Artist Showdown" has spawned a series of sketch charity auctions, the latest of which is inspired by the legendary works of Osamu Tezuka. Check them out after the jump.
Rieko Saibara (Kaasan - Mom's Life) is the organizer of a series of conference discussion/sketching challenges with manga greats that she appropriately calls "Rieko Saibara's Manga Artist Showdown." Some of the results of her mega-showdown with Gundam designer/manga artist Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and other luminaries are being auctioned on Yahoo with the proceeds going to quake relief charity. Details after the jump.
For a 64-year-old guy who dropped out of school to work for Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Productions, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko has remained busy. The character designer for Dirty Pair and Mobile Suit Gundam has stayed involved in the field, and now he's started Ten no Kechimyaku, set in 1903, on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War. More after the jump.
47 News have posted the first part of a long interview with Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, legendary Japanese animator and manga artist, especially known for his works for the Mobile Suit Gundam series. They also posted a 8 minutes 37 seconds live-drawing video by Yasuhiko. He drew one of his most famous characters, Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam. Watch his amazing work after the jump.