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Gallery of Fantastic Art at AXNY

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Gallery of Fantastic Art to include pieces by Akemi Takada, Kia Asamiya, Shōu Tajima, Yukata Izubuchi, Yuji Kaida, Range Murata and Yoshitoshi ABe for exhibition and auction.

Excerpted from Anme Expo New York Website:

This year's professional art exhibition will feature an unrivaled collection of art work from 7 prominent & cutting edge illustrators, artists and character designers from Japan. Akemi Takada, Kia Asamiya, Shōu Tajima, Yukata Izubuchi, Yuji Kaida, Range Murata and Yoshitoshi ABe will all be displaying some of their most popular characters, many for the first time in the United States. This exhibition will feature lithographs, serigraphs and CG prints; 35 - 40 pieces total. Most all items will be For Sale. All sales for the exhibition will be handled by J.A.M. The exhibit will also include original illustrations & sketches by Akemi Takada. This will be the first time that Ms.Takada has agreed to sell her original artwork at an art exhibition.

Twenty pieces of artwork will be donated by GoFA to Anime Expo/Anime Expo New York
as direct donations for the 9/11 Charity Auction. GoFA will also be donating a percentage from the proceeds of the art exhibition sales to help the victims of 9/11.

Akemi Takada is the character designer of successful series such as "Mahō no Tenshi Creamy Mami", "Kimaore Orange Road", "Urusey Yatsura" and "Maison Ikkoku".

Kia Asamiya is a manga artist famous for his works 'Silent Möbius', 'Steam Detectives' and 'Nadesico'. He is also responsible for the 'Dark Angel' comic which was produced and released in North America and has worked on the Manga version of Star Wars.

Shōu Tajima is a manga artist and character designer. He has done character designs for Galerians and Kaidomaru. SO far none of his Manga have been released in North America and he is best known for his art book "Gorilla Kick!"

Yukata Izubuchi is a Character and Mecha Designer who has worked on Gundam, Gasaraki, Record of the Lodoss War and more. His book Anam includes 14 years worth of illustartions that he did for the Record of the Lodoss War.

Yuji Kaida is an artist whose illustrations have graced the covers of countless Bandai B-Club issues, mechanical designer for Macross, Patlabor & Gundam.

Range Murata is an illustrator who specialized doing covers and illustrations for games until he became best known for his chaacter designs in Blue Submarine #6.

Yoshitoshi ABe is best known as a creator of the popular series Lain, and Niea Under Seven. He has published a number of art books including Essence and was to release a one-shot Manga through Fanboy Inc. called White Rain, however White Rain seems to have been cancelled.

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