"NEVER COMPLETE" displays 500 selected original drawings from his manga works
As reported, 50-year-old manga illustrator Takeshi Obata (Hikaru no Go, Death Note, Bakuman.)'s first art exhibition "Artist Activity 30th Anniversary Takeshi Obata Exhibition NEVER COMPLETE," has been held at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo since last Saturday, July 13. Today, he has appeared at the venue to perform a live-drawing session. Jump Square's official YouTube channel is now live-streaming his drawing process.
The exhibition displays 500 original manga drawings selected from his archives with more than 15,000 materials. It will be first held in Tokyo until August 12, 2019, then at Nigata Anime Manga Museum in Nigata (September 14 to November 10) and Daimaru Museum in Osaka in the early spring of 2020.
The exhibition consists of three sections:
"Manga" - original drawings from "Hikaru no Go," "Death Note," "Bakuman.," and others.
"Illustrations" - cover illustrations for the magazines and tankobons, collaboration illustrations with other manga series.
"Never Complete" - a section focuses on his latest work "Platinum End"
Event key visual:
(c)Susumu Sendo, Takeshi Obata/Shueisha
(c)Sharakumaro, Takeshi Obata/Shueisha
(c)Yumi Hotta, Takshi Obata/Shueisha
(c)Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata/Shueisha
(c)Tsuneo Takano, Takeshi Obata/Shueisha
(c)Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Yoshitoshi ABe, Takeshi Obata/Shueisha
(c)Nobuaki Enoki, Takeshi Obata/Shueisha