The comic book industry's Harvey Awards revealed its winners last night, announcing that Tatsuki Fujimoto's Weekly Shonen Jump series Chainsaw Man received the award for Best Manga, while the iconic creator behind Inuyasha and Ranma ½, Rumiko Takahashi, was inducted into the Hall of Fame. See their comments after the jump!
Rumiko Takahashi - the prolific and prestigious manga author of series such as Inuyasha, Rin-ne, and Maison Ikkoku - recently took to her official Twitter account to share her thoughts on the origins of one of her most famous supporting characters: Shampoo, the Chinese warrior woman from the classic martial arts shonen romantic comedy, Ranma 1/2. Hit the jump to learn more.
For the first time ever, the full original Inuyasha TV anime series is coming to Blu-ray in Japan in a four-volume Blu-ray box set. The transfer will include an HD remaster of the series in 16:9 widescreen for all 167 episodes alongside the original 4:3 SD version that was televised. To celebrate, the original creator Rumiko Takahashi drew an illustration of the titular character which can be seen after the jump!
As previously reported, manga author Takashi Shiina (Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Zettai Karen Children) has been hired to illustrate the "comicalize" manga adaptation of the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon TV anime for Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S manga magazine, and to celebrate Shiina recently took to Twitter with an illustration paying homage to some of Rumiko Takahashi's other famous creations. Hit the jump to check it out.