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Kochikame Creator Draws Denzel Washington in Collab Illustration

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Osamu Akimoto may have closed the door on his Kochikame manga series after forty years, but the man is far from retired. He has four new series lined up for publishing this year alone. In between deadlines for his post-Civil War Western manga Black Tiger, Ii Yu Da Ne!, and Mr. Clice, Akimoto drew fan art for the Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt flick, The Magnificent Seven.

The collaborative illustration shows Washington and the titular character from Akimoto's Black Tiger manga. The film opened in the U.S. last year and in Japan in January. The image will go on display at the Kinokuniya Shoten Shinjuku book store on May 23.

Black Tiger is an "intense gun action" story is set in the United States in the aftermath of the American Civil War. In the chaotic atmosphere of the postwar period, the northern government issues "Licenses to Kill" to bounty hunters in order for them to take out the South's remaining soldiers and outlaws. One of those bounty hunters, a female gunslinger known as "Black Tiger," faces off against dark enemies who carry fiendish weapons.

Source: Comic Natalie


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