We often compare shows in terms of their worldbuilding or narrative premises, but less often in terms of what the stories actually do with those elements. Today on Why It Works, let's explore some new methods of comparing anime, and hopefully discover some new shows to watch in the process!
Death Note manga illustrator Takeshi Obata is currently holding an exhibition of his works titled "Artist Activity 30th Anniversary Takeshi Obata Exhibition NEVER COMPLETE" at 3331 Arts Chiyoda until August 12 in Tokyo. We sent our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, to have a look at the exhibition and paint a picture of what he saw. Hit the jump to see the completed image!
Shueisha announced today that Shonen Jump's official manga drawing soft/app JUMP PAINT has achieved one million downloads. To commemorate the record, the Japanese and English editions of all 176 chapters (20 volumes) of Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata (art)'s Bakuman. manga are now available for free in 11 select countries for a limited time of 100 hours. Hit the jump for more details.
In its fourth weekend, the live-action film adaptation of the Bakuman. manga series, created by Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata (art), still ranked 4th, one down from the previous weekend. By October 27, it has attracted 1,000,007 audience in Japan, earning 1,307,058,000 yen. Hit the jump for more details.
The live-action film adaptation of the Bakuman. manga series released in Japan on October 3 on 325 screens, taking No.1 in its first weekend box office with 251,607,900 yen on 184,263 admissions, which was 108 percent of last week's winner Heroine Shikkaku. Hit the jump for more details.