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Manga Creator Kazuo Umezu's Documentary Trailer Posted

posted on 2009-10-24 06:18 EDT
November film features Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga creator, Ikki editor

The official website for Gwashi! Kazuo Umezz (Gwashi! Umezu Kazuo Desu), the first documentary about horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu, has posted a 103-second trailer for the film on Friday. (The film is named after the trademark "Gwashi!" pose of the title character in Umezu's Makoto-chan manga.)

Kōji Itō, a staffer on Umezu's official website, is making his directorial debut with the film. Itō started filming "the little-known side of Umezu" three years ago, including Umezu's own "Makoto-chan Dance" and the interior of his "Makoto-chan House." The trailer features Umezu himself at work and at play, book designer Shin Sobue, manga creator and editor Kentaro Takekuma (Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga), and Monthly Ikki magazine editor-in-chief Hideki Egami. The film opens in Japan on November 23.

Viz Media published Umezu's Drifting Classroom, Cat Eyed Boy, and Orochi: Blood — as well as Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga and selected Ikki manga — in North America. IDW Publishing printed Reptilia, and Dark Horse Comics handled his Scary Books series.

Source: Nippon Cinema


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