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Naoki Urasawa Manga Documentary Series is Back for Second Season

posted on by Eric Stimson
Moto Hagio, Usamaru Furuya among featured artists

NHK's documentary TV series Urasawa Naoki no Manben (which, roughly translated, means "Naoki Urasawa's Manga Exertions") is returning in March for a second season. The show is hosted by veteran manga artist Naoki Urasawa (Monster, 20th Century Boys, Yawara!) and examines prominent manga artists in their workplaces. Urasawa also interviews them to learn more about their individual styles and work methods from the perspective of a fellow manga artist.

Urasawa's artwork

This season will feature longtime shojo manga artist Moto Hagio (Queen Margot, They Were Eleven, The Heart of Thomas), Kengo Hanazawa (I am a Hero, Boys on the Run), Daisuke Igarashi (Saru, Children of the Sea) and Usamaru Furuya (Tei'ichi no Kuni, Lychee Light Club, No Longer Human).

Moto Hagio

Kengo Hanazawa

Daisuke Igarashi

Usamaru Furuya

Previous artists featured on Urasawa Naoki no Manben include Kaiji Kawaguchi, Akiko Higashimura and Takao Saito. The second season premieres at 11 PM on March 3 and will air on Thursdays on NHK Educational TV. The first season will rerun on Mondays at 1:10 AM beginning on March 7.

Mannon (roughly, "Manga Sounds"), the show's soundtrack album

[Via Oricon Style and Comic Natalie]

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