Some autographs made by Naoki Urasawa during his week-end musical event co-hosted with hisfriend Koji Wakui : all pictures belong to Twitter user @SJohn0207 (http://t.co/3j870z0HAO and http://t.co/P7t873SxNR).
Another Urasawa look-alike character (that I had not noticed before) : Judas as a kid in Billy Bat has the same face than Vassily in Pluto (volume 7)!
Billy Bat #13 will be released this Friday in Japan. The cover is very similar to the previous one.
Big Comic paid a tribute to Golgo 13 for the series’ 45th birthday by publishing 51 famous authors’ personal drawings of Duke Togo.
Urasawa was one of them (along with Takehiko Inoue and Eiichirô Oda) and chose to depict himself as a professional killer.
Mighty Boy, one of many Urasawa’s short stories, which was published in 1986, has been adapted into a short movie by Javier Yañez, a Spanish filmmaker.
Naoki Urasawa himself granted Javier Yañez’s request to adapt his manga!
Mighty Boy is about a young man who simultaneously tries to get his girlfriend back while being too invested in playing the part of a superhero (in a typical japanese sentaï). The short story is two chapters long.
Javier Yañez’s short movie was shown this week-end, during Barcelona’s “Salón Del Manga”.
While we’re still working on a totally new design for the site, we’ve still taken the time to update our Billy Bat timeline : it now goes from volume 1 to 8!
First, The Beatles, now the Umino family as a rock band!
The Victor Rock Festival, which will be held on February 22nd in Chiba, Japan, asked Urasawa to draw its official poster.
The first buyers (pre-sales starts on November 1rd and ends on the 4th) will get a special access pass featuring the drawing.
One of the 4 colored panels from Master Keaton Remaster's 6th chapter, which was released last Saturday (10/19).
Yawara! will have its Kanzenban (“Deluxe”) edition in Japan!
The Kanzenban will compile the original 29 volumes into 20, featuring all the colored panels and brand new covers.
Volumes 1 and 2 will be released on December 27th, then it will be two more in January and two others in February. After that, the formula is quite simple : one month = one volume.
It will be interesting to see if Urasawa felt the need to redraw some panels, since he did it for the Monster, Happy! and Master Keaton Kanzenban.