Osamu Tezuka’s Heroines Exhibition at The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum will be held from March 3 to June 27, 2016. This is a great opportunity for Osamu Tezuka fans, since in this exhibition we’ll be able to explore the heroines that Tezuka envisioned. Tezuka created more than 700 titles including hits like Astro Boy and Black Jack. In his works we can find heroines, strong and delicate, with a great feminine impression. They had a feminine charm. They are exquisite and delicate as well as strong and passionate, like Princess Knight. In Black Jack and in The Three-eyed One we can also find great heroines.
A reliable seller is listing several rare and highly desirable anime cels from Studio Ghibli anime and Osamu Tezuka anime. Because Rinkya offers Same Day Same Seller discount (JP seller fee is free on any item won after the first from the same seller within 24 hours), this is a great chance to purchase multiple cels for cheap. In addition, all cels are eligible for commission discount ($7 up to 10,000 yen) as well.
Did you know that in Japan there used to be mini three-wheeled trucks named after Osamu Tezuka’s manga Jungle Emperor Leo (aka Kimba the White Lion in US)? And Bandai made a toy based on them? Well, here it is. 1960’s Mitsubishi Pet Leo toy car by Bandai in superb condition is listed on Yahoo Japan Auction!
Ever wondered what kind of environment Japanese manga creators work in?
Let’s take a little tour of their workspaces!
Hirohiko Araki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha)
Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)
Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Black Jack)
Fujio Fujiko A (Ninja Hattori, Kaibutsukun)
*This is a replica of his workspace in famous Tokiwa-sō apartment complex (where young and talented artists like Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori once lived together), displayed at Fujiko Fujio A Exhibition.
Mayu Shinjo (Kaikan (Sensual) Phrase)
Mayu Shinjo’s house actually made quite a buzz on web some time ago due to its stylish, modern design and spaciousness in contrary to people’s stereotypical view of manga artists’ life. She revealed these photos when she was looking to recruit new assistants. Wouldn’t it be great to work on manga in such beautiful space?
Meeting room and assistants’ all-you-can-drink espresso bar
CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura, XXXHOLiC)
CLAMP is a group of 1 writer and 3 artists. Each has her designated workspace in addition to a living room where they discuss plots and directions while eating/drinking together. (Alcohol is often seen during daytime!)
Hayao Miyazaki (Nausicaa, Totoro, you know who he is!)
Takao Saito (Golgo 13)
Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King)
Britney Hamada (Pagyaru)
Britney is a popular gyaru manga artist…
…and her workspace is on streets!
True artist spirit, isn’t it? (Although supposedly she finally owned a small apartment in a few years ago)
Each artist has different working style and environment, but what they have in common is that they all are passionate about creating comics!