Leiji Matsumoto surfs the floating world

Art Apr 2, 2017

Leiji Matsumoto surfs the floating world

by Tim Hornyak

The work of manga artist Leiji Matsumoto mixes historical periods, themes and technologies, often in a science-fiction setting: His signature comics involve steam locomotives and reborn World War II battleships sailing among the stars. These grand flights of fancy, which have found fans around ...

Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

National 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 said ...

Drawing on the past of Osamu Tezuka

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Jun 18, 2016

Drawing on the past of Osamu Tezuka

by Roland Kelts

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 ...