Organizers unveil art posters for Tokyo Games

Olympics Jan 6, 2020

Organizers unveil art posters for Tokyo Games

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Monday unveiled the official art posters for the games, including designs by manga artists, painters, calligraphers and photographers from Japan and overseas The 20 posters — 12 based on the theme of the Olympics and eight ...

Star Belgian choreographer celebrates manga and more

Stage Jan 7, 2015

Star Belgian choreographer celebrates manga and more

by Natsume Date

"Tokyo, my brother, my protector" was the tweet posted by Belgian-born Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui — often dubbed "the busiest choreographer in the world" — straight after he arrived here two months ago. Explaining in a recent interview with this writer what had prompted so fulsome ...

Monster Volume 1

Books / Reviews Aug 2, 2014

Monster Volume 1

by Andrew Lee

Naoki Urasawa is one of the giants of modern manga and is perhaps best known outside Japan for his epic series "Nijuseiki Shonen (20th Century Boys)" and "Pluto," his reinterpretation of Osamu Tezuka's "Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy)." In "Monster," too, it could be argued ...