We have just enterered a French voting contest which will ultimately choose the best blogs in specific categories.La Base secrète is competing in the “Comics” category and, although you probably don’t understand a lot of our posts since they are in French, if you do however like our work and would enjoy seeing a website dedicated to Naoki Urasawa get some recognition (the contest can give huge exposure if we are among the winners), please vote for us here!You can re-vote daily, till the end of the contest on October 23rd, so please try to think of it and, of course, share it with people who might be interested! Thanks a lot !

We have just enterered a French voting contest which will ultimately choose the best blogs in specific categories.

La Base secrète is competing in the “Comics” category and, although you probably don’t understand a lot of our posts since they are in French, if you do however like our work and would enjoy seeing a website dedicated to Naoki Urasawa get some recognition (the contest can give huge exposure if we are among the winners), please vote for us here!

You can re-vote daily, till the end of the contest on October 23rd, so please try to think of it and, of course, share it with people who might be interested! Thanks a lot !

Billy Bat #15 is set to be released on September 23rd. 
Chuck Culkin time!
Billy Bat’s interactive timeline : still in french, but now up to vol. 10. All the events, all the eras, all the storylines in one timeline!

Billy Bat’s interactive timeline : still in french, but now up to vol. 10. All the events, all the eras, all the storylines in one timeline!

Urasawa’s tribute to #Gojira/#Godzilla, as shared by the movie’s official Twitter account.I guess Kaijû Ôkoku wasn’t enough!

Urasawa’s tribute to #Gojira/#Godzilla, as shared by the movie’s official Twitter account.

I guess Kaijû Ôkoku wasn’t enough!

Billy Bat is back in today’s Morning (n°26). Possibly the best Billy Bat illustration ever?

Billy Bat is back in today’s Morning (n°26).

Possibly the best Billy Bat illustration ever?

Billy Bat vol.14, just released in Japan.

Billy Bat vol.14, just released in Japan.

Yuriko Hiraga (or is that Jacky from Billy Bat? They look a LOT like each other) stealing the show in Master Keaton Remaster’s 7th chapter. The story takes place in Malta.Next chapter is due in August.

Yuriko Hiraga (or is that Jacky from Billy Bat? They look a LOT like each other) stealing the show in Master Keaton Remaster’s 7th chapter. The story takes place in Malta.

Next chapter is due in August.

Naoki Urasawa was at the Rolling Stones’ Tokyo Dome show on February 26th : he published a short article about the band and a sketch of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in Asahi Shimbun’s March 5th edition.

Naoki Urasawa was at the Rolling Stones’ Tokyo Dome show on February 26th : he published a short article about the band and a sketch of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in Asahi Shimbun’s March 5th edition.

cloverinblue:

labasesecrete:

cloverinblue:

I’m still sort of confused as to Takashi Nagasaki’s role in Urasawa’s manga but I guess it’s something like a co-writer or editor? I guess he takes input and smooths out the edges and/or bounces ideas back and forth with him?

Anyway, he authored a manga, illustrated by Junji Ito in 2010, called Yuukoku no Rasputin and I’m so curious… Because I always wondered what bits in the manga I’ve read come from who.

He has various titles but he is basically a co-author with more or less influence depending on the series. For example, he is said to have had the original idea for Billy Bat.

One of his own mangas, Ilyad, is an archeological story which clearly shows that most of the historical elements from Urasawa’s stories are probably of Nagasaki’s doing. The drawings and “directing” are quite ugly though.

He describes himself as a “mangaka who can’t draw”. I could write a short article about his career and role if you like!

Oh, please if it’s not too much trouble at all! *_* 

Ahem, let’s forget the fact that I took more than a month to write this article, shall we?

I translated the french biography of Nagasaki already published on my site, in english : http://www.labasesecrete.fr/takashi-nagasaki-biography/

I tried my best to avoid basic translation errors but some probably remain, so, please excuse me in advance.

Feel free to ask any question regarding Nagasaki or some points of details, it is indeed a really interesting subject!

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