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Yoshitaka Amano, Kazuo Koike Collaborate on Wikia User Writing Project

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Afro Samurai's Okazaki, Hells Angels' Hiromoto also contribute to "vampire," "samurai," & "girls" stories

Community website Wikia is collaborating with artists Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy game series, Vampire Hunter D), Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub, Crying Freeman, Lady Snowblood), Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai), and Sin'Ichi Hiromoto (Hells Angels, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, STONe) on the "The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project." MAPPA producer and Madhouse co-founder Masao Maruyama (Ninja Scroll, Claymore, Trigun) and Hiroaki Ikegami (publicity producer Space Battleship Yamato 2199) will oversee the project.

On September 3, users will be invited to Wikia to submit one paragraph each to the collaborative story project. Following each submission, a new user will have the opportunity to add to the story. Over the course of three weeks, the project will develop three different stories around the themes "vampire," "samurai," and "girls." Users can also upload fanart to accompany the stories as they develop, and the Masters will offer feedback on the submissions.

The creators will upload videos on to Wikia up to the launch date offering tips and tricks of the trade. The project will conclude on September 27 with a final wrap-up panel to be hosted at New York Comic Con in October. Amano was a guest at New York Comic Con last year.

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