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Art Exhibit Program for Akira's Otomo Streams on Monday

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
"Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA" talk with Blood's Terada, Roujin Z's Eguchi, others

The Ustream video service will stream a commemorative program for the "Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA Exhibition" on Monday at 8:00 p.m. in Japan (7:00 a.m. EDT).

Otomo himself will take part in the discussion event, along with illustrator/character designer Katsuya Terada (Blood: The Last Vampire), manga creator Isami Nakagawa (Kuma no Pūtarō, Poguri), manga creator Sensha Yoshida (Utsurun Desu) and manga creator/character designer Hisashi Eguchi (Stop! Hibari-kun, Roujin Z, Perfect Blue). All five have contributed to an illustrated essay series called Oyaji-Shū (A Bunch of Oldtimers) in Shueisha's Jump X (Jump Kai) magazine.

The talk is part of an ongoing series of events and features on Otomo and his cultural impact. Geijutsu Shincho magazine ran a feature on Saturday that included an eight-page colored manga titled "DJ Teck no Morning Attack", his first in six years. The feature revealed that Otomo is working on a new manga series set in Japan's Meiji period to run in a yet unspecified shōnen magazine.

Otomo is also directing "Hi-no-youjin" ("Combustible"), a new animated short film that he has been making in Sunrise for release this year. The short will screen at France's Annecy, the world's largest film festival in June. The short is based on a one-shot manga piece Otomo penned in 1994.

The GENGA Exhibition will run from April 9 to May 30 at the 3331 Arts Chiyoda gallery in Tokyo.

Source: Comic Natalie

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