• Kyodo


The work of popular Japanese comic book artist Naoki Urasawa has been on display in Hollywood at a facility used to promote his country’s culture, marking the first such North American exhibition for the manga master.

“This is MANGA — The Art of NAOKI URASAWA” began Wednesday and runs until March 28 at the Japan House in Los Angeles. It features more than 400 original drawings and storyboards, as well as selected stories from his major works, including judo sports manga “YAWARA!” mystery series “MONSTER” and sci-fi adventure “20th Century Boys.”

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