Aoi Nishimata Draws Clamp's Rayearth for Anime Busience Magazine

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text An illustration of CLAMP's original work Magic Knight Rayearth drawn by Aoi Nishimata will be on the front cover of volume 11 of the Anime Busience magazine, which will be released on June 13. Nishimata is an illustrator whose previous work includes character design for Shuffle!, Final Approach, and Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~.

Magic Knight Rayearth, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014, is a classic magical girl show in which three young girls, Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, are transported to a fantasy world called Cephiro and become Legendary Magic Knights in order to save it from destruction. It has had renewed attention since its anniversary, and new merchandise has been released, including a Magic Knight Rayearth letter opener, sword capsule toys, sword pens, and cosplay boots. Discotek licensed the series in 2014 with plans to release the series on DVD in 2015 and Blu-ray in 2016, however the show is not yet available.

Anime Busience is a specialized anime business magazine that was launched in August 2013. For its front covers, it frequently uses the concept of authors, animators, and illustrators drawing their takes on other copyrighted works. These have included artwork of Akira, well-regarded cyberpunk manga from the 1980s, by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, an illustrator and animator known for his work on such titles as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gunbuster, and Summer Wars. The magazine has also featured artwork of Astro Boy, the classic robotic superhero anime, by Katsuhiro Otomo, the original author and illustrator of Akira. The cover of the very first issue of Anime Busience was a rendition of Space Battleship Yamato, the influential space drama from the 1970s, drawn by Hideaki Anno, director of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Anime Busience is not always sold in regular bookstores, but it can be ordered from the online store

Source: Comic Natalie

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