Manga Creator Naoki Urasawa Debuts Music CD Single
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Naoki Urasawa, the manga creator behind Yawara, Monster, and 20th Century Boys, has sold his first CD single as a rock musician on June 4. To promote the single "Tsuki ga Tottemo…," he will hold two live concerts on June 27 and 28 at the Tokyo Kinema Club. The CD single also contains the songs "Karasu" (Crow) and a live 1994 version of "Kanashimi no Hit Parade" (Sad Hit Parade). Although this is his first CD single, he (under the stage name "Bob Lennon") wrote, composed, sang, and played guitar and blues harp on a piece called "Kenji no Uta" ("Kenji's Song") for a CD extra on the first printing of 20th Century Boys volume 11 in 2003. He is planning to release his first album in the fall of 2008.
The first movie in the live-action 20th Century Boys trilogy will open in Japan on August 30. Urasawa is also teaching about manga at the Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design in central Japan's Aichi Prefecture.