'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

Sep 6, 2016

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

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Sept. 10-Nov. 20 In a match made in manga heaven, two of Japan’s most popular illustrators have combined their portfolios for an upcoming exhibition that is sure to please manga, anime and art fans. Leiji Matsumoto is best known for his space operas, such ...

Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

Jul 8, 2016

Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

Tokyo’s Toshima Ward plans to restore Tokiwa-so, a wooden apartment building known for housing many manga artists, including Osamu Tezuka, to promote the nation’s anime culture. The ward will create the building at a park near the place where Tokiwa-so originally stood, ward officials ...

Drawing on the past of Osamu Tezuka

| Jun 18, 2016

Drawing on the past of Osamu Tezuka

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In 1977, American author and translator Frederik L. Schodt and three friends formed a manga-translation group in Tokyo, with the then-quixotic dream of introducing Japanese comics to a global readership. Schodt had arrived in Japan in 1965, courtesy of a father in the United ...