View Art by Leiji Matsumoto at Anniversary Event

Prints of rare Galaxy Express 999 will be on sale


80-year-old artist Leiji Matsumoto has made many unforgettable contributions to the anime and manga industry. Later this month, fans can see some of those contributions up close, and maybe even take a few home.


The new exhibit celebrates 40 years of Galaxy Express 999, which had its anniversary just last year, as well as many other works by the creator. Prints of the art piece seen above will sell for 129,600 yen (limited to 200 pieces). Or, for a cool 2.7 million yen, you could own the original.


Other prints will be on sale, as well as menswear with suit linings bearing imagery from Matsumoto's famous series:



Also on display will be sketchbooks, unseen art, and behind-the-scenes material like anime scripts.


The exhibit opens August 28 at Daimaru Tokyo. Matsumoto will be on hand September 2 to sign autographs.


>> Watch Galaxy Express 999 on Crunchyroll

Source: Anime! Anime!




Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest book, Black Archive #21 – Heaven Sent, is currently available from Obverse Books.

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