Leading manga creator George Akiyama (whose real name is Yuji Akiyama), known for controversial works such as Asura, Haguregumo, and Kokuhaku, passed away on May 12 at the age of 77, it was announced today. Learn more about Akiyama after the jump.
In commemoration of the release of Asura, the anime adaptation film of George Akiyama's controversial manga in 1970s and its theme song "Trash," the theme song singer Yasuha Kominami will perform live at Tsukiji Hongan-ji, a Buddhist temple in Tokyo on September 25. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese female singer Yasuha Kominami has posted a short version promotional video for her newest single "Kibou" (Hope) on YouTube. The song and the coupling track "Trash" are used as theme songs for the up-coming anime film "Asura" directed by Keiichi Sato (Tiger & Bunny). Check the PV also directed by Sato after the jump.
Following the two video clips including interviews with the theme song singer and the voice actress of the title character, the official website for Toei's feature anime film Asura posted a 1 minute 32 seconds official trailer of the film today. Check the anime adaptation of George Akiyama's dark manga world after the jump.
Whether it's anime, martial arts, comedy, something new or something uniqe, the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival looks like it'll offer the thrills and marvels that have come to be expected from the top notch event. This year, they'll be screening dead fish horror anime Gyo, Keiichi Satou's (Tiger & Bunny) adaptation of cannibalism manga Asura and Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney. See the butt-kicking trailer after the the jump.