Katsuhiro Otomo Draws Astro Boy For Magazine
posted on by Chris Nishijima
Volume 3 of the new anime and manga magazine Anime Busience released this past week featured a special surprise for fans of Astro Boy. Katsuhiro Otomo, best known for his critically acclaimed work Akira, illustrated a special homage to the robotic marvel, in honor of his creator Osamu Tezuka, the god of manga. His rendition of the classic hero gave it a certain edge that could only belong to Otomo.
Otomo himself was previously honored on the cover of Anime Busience with a drawing of the main character of his masterpiece Akira by Neon Genesis Evangelion's character designer, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Otomo's latest animated feature, Short Peace is set to hit theaters in North America this April.
This latest edition of Anime Busience also features a number of different articles, including a special memorial conversation between Mamoru Hosoda, Shinji Higuchi, and Keiichi Hara about animation expert Yasuki Hamano. Hamano, who was a professor at Tokyo University and scholar of anime and manga,passed away this past January of a stroke.