On October 29, it was announced that beloved video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto will be awarded the highest honor a person in a creative field can receive in Japan alongside manga creator of The Poe Clan, Moto Hagio, the “Person of Cultural Merit”. Hit the jump to learn more!
Manga author Moto Hagio (They were Eleven, A-A') has been awarded the 2016 Asahi Prize for her many years of innovation and creative expression in the art of manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Kichijōji Art Museum in Kichijōji, Musashino, Tokyo, Japan, is hosting an exhibition of the science fiction-themed artwork of Moto Hagio, an influential author of shōjo manga who has been active in the industry since 1969. Hit the jump to learn more.
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. Hit the jump to learn more.
The "Moto Hagio Exhibition ~ Silver Ship & Blue Sea ~", an art exhibition highlighting the work of pioneering artist shōjo manga and shōnen-ai manga artist Moto Hagio, will conclude its 2015 tour of Japan in December in Tokyo.
Moto Hagio is a "founding mother" of shoujo manga as part of the "Year 24 Group" who pioneered shoujo manga written by women, with a new perspective on gender identity issues and elements such as shōnen-ai. This spring, her artistic contribution will be recognized with the biannual Medal With Purple Ribbon award. More after the jump.