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Rumiko Takahashi Draws Poster for 47th Angoulême International Comics Festival

posted on by Kim Morrissy
Takahashi won 46th Angoulême Grand Prix 2019 prize

Manga creator Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, Inuyasha, RIN-NE) drew the poster for the 47th Angoulême International Comics Festival, the festival's Twitter account revealed on Saturday. The Twitter account unveiled the image, which shows the award-winning artist as a child reading manga. Classic characters such as Princess Knight's Sapphire and Osomatsu-kun's Iyami are drawn in Takahashi's art style.

Takahashi previously received the 46th Grand Prix d'Angoulême, entitling her to be the marshal for the 2020 awards. The 47th festival will be held on January 30, 2020. The award honors the author's lifetime body of work. Takahashi was inducted into the the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 2018.

In her career of over three decades, Takahashi has created manga such as Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, Ranma ½, One-Pound Gospel, and Inuyasha. Many of her works have become internationally popular and inspired anime and live-action adaptations. As of March 2017, her works have a combined 200 million copies in print. The first volume of her MAO manga went on sale in Japan on September 18.

The Angoulême International Comics Festival launched in 1974 as an event celebrating comics from countries throughout the world.

Source: Festival d'Angoulême Official Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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