The total very best stuff’s made in Japan. Marty McFly knew it, Nintendo followers comprehend it, and a newly launched artbook handiest reinforces that truth. Entitled ‘Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters’, this 112-page A4 tome is scheduled for publication in April and might perchance perchance honest capture the odd displays presently on level to on the Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Hyogo until 23rd February.
The exhibition (and the book) is a joint collaboration between Capcom and Tezuka Productions — the firm fashioned by the dreary ‘Godfather of Manga’, Osamu Tezuka — and functions crossover art work of Capcom characters drawn by Tezuka Productions artists and vice versa. Clearly, the pandemic has been a limiting ingredient on the selection of of us which had been in a scheme to be in contact about with because it opened in October 2020, however this book ought to mild assist ensure that followers don’t fail to tag an intriguing collaboration.
The artbook will reportedly feature images of the displays including “uncommon materials, construction plans, fashioned uncommon drawings, tough sketches, unused manuscripts and animation scripts by Osamu Tezuka himself!” (thanks, Rockman Nook).
Capcom’s Mega Man took a form of inspiration from Tezuka’s Astro Boy, so it’s bright to search for that inspiration looping back on itself in a crossover which must have followers of manga, anime and video games very, very excited certainly.
In step with Rockman Nook, the book would perchance be chop up into five ’rounds’ and encompass introductions out of your entire artists fervent, chronologies of the two corporations and your entire art work featured within the show, plus interviews, and a trace original four-panel Dark Jack vs. Ace Lawyer manga drawn by Urumu Tsunogai.
Unfortunately, plainly the book is presently handiest deliberate for Japan, and it’s handiest on hand from one outlet on the time of writing — one which would now not offer global transport. Let’s hope that soon changes attributable to we need this in our lives (and on our shelves).
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