56-year-old Japanese enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa will release her second collaboration album "X-CrossII-" on April 23. Following Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) for the first album in September 2012, internationally renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano draws the cover illustration for her this time. Check more information after the jump.
The PlayStation YouTube channel posted a nice video showing legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano—known for his work on the Final Fantasy series, Vampire Hunter D, and much more—hard at work. Hit the jump to watch.
Wikia is putting together a really cool collaborative writing project that looks to bring fans and writers alike together with some true manga and anime luminaries. The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project pulls in the talent and guidance of Kazuo Koike, Yoshitaka Amano, Takashi Okazaki, and Sin'Ichi Hiromoto, who will curate fully rendered illustrations and brief character descriptions for the community. Read on for more.
Taking its name for the islands studied by Charles Darwin, Galapagos syndrome is when something globally available branches off to be developed for an isolated market. While some Japanese products have been criticized for it, others have decided to wear it as banner. The latter is the case for Compile Heart's Galapagos RPG project, proudly being made specifically for Japanese audiences. Get the latest info after the jump.
Dark Horse has announced its slate of October books and August comics. Among the new releases is Yoshitaka Amano's (Final Fantasy) first fantasy novel created as author and illustrator, Deva Zan. See the full plans after the jump.