"Naoki Urasawa's Manben" Returns for 2nd Season in March of 2016

New season of documentary-style program will focus on manga artists such as Moto Hagio & Kengo Hanazawa


Naoki Urasawa's Manben, a documentary style program exploring the lives and works of famous Japanese manga creators that is hosted by 20th Century Boys author Naoki Urasawa, is returning for a 2nd season in March of 2016 on NHK E TV.



The previous season offered a glimpse at the creative process of such artists as Princess Jellyfish's Akiko Higashimura, Ushio and Tora's Kazuhiro Fujita, and Golgo 13's Takao Saito.



The new season, which begins airing every Thursday on NHK E TV at 11:00 AM JST on March 03, 2016, also features an impressive line-up of talent, including:



  • Moto Hagio, author of They Were Eleven, A-A', and The Heart of Thomas. (March 03, 2016)
  • Kengo Hanazawa, author of I Am a Hero and Ressentiment. (March 10, 2016)
  • Daisuke Igarashi, author of Little Forest and Children of the Sea. (March 17, 2016)
  • Usamaru Furya, artist for Lychee Light Club and Short Cuts. (March 24, 2016)


Source: Cinema Today


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