Shortly after the news that celebrated anime director and animator Osamu Kobayashi passed away, hundreds of tributes and remembrances were posted across the internet. Now, international fans will be able to leave their condolences and remembrances for Kobayashi through a special Google Forms page. Read on for details.
Osamu Kobayashi's Twitter account revealed earlier today that the anime director, known for directing anime rock series BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, episodes of Naruto Shippuden, Paradise Kiss, and many more. Learn more after the jump.
Collectible trading card game Magic: The Gathering is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and an art exhibition in Tokyo that features original animated collaborations from directors Koji Morimoto ("Franken's Gears" in Robot Carnival, "Beyond" in The Animatrix) and Osamu Kobayashi (Mongolian Chop Squad, Paradise Kiss) is part of the festivities. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Kichijoji Anime Wonderland festival is sponsoring a special live talk event featuring several influential anime directors who will speak on the future of anime and on the "heroes" who have inspired them. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sentai Filmworks has announced that they have picked up the license for Someday’s Dreamers II Sora - the entry in the practical magic franchise directed by highly regarded illustrator/animator Osamu Kobayashi. The anime will be available through digital outlets and on subtitled DVD later this year. More after the jump.