VIDEO: "TO-Y" Manga Artist Draws Visual-kei Band PENICILLIN's Latest Album Jacket

Cover album "Memories ~Japanese Masterpieces~" hits stores March 18

51-year-old manga artist Atsushi Kamijo, who is best known for his rock band-themed manga in the mid-1980s, TO-Y, draws a CD jacket illustration for the limited edition of three-member visual-kei band PENICILLIN's upcoming cover album "Memories ~Japanese Masterpieces~." The band name was taken from a fictional punk rock band in the manga, Penicillin Shock.

 

It is their first cover album and contains 10 non-rock songs, such as Sayuri Ishikawa's popular enka song "Amagi Goe" and idol singer Akina Nakamori's two hit songs in 1984, "Kazari Ja Nai no yo Namida wa" and "Kita Wing." It is scheduled to be released in Japan on March 18. Check the jacket artworks and a preview video for the album below.

 

 

Limited edition CD jacket

 

Regular edition

 

PENICILLIN artist photo © PENICILLIN

 

 

Preview

 

via: Natalie

 

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