All of the absolute best stuff’s made in Japan. Marty McFly knew it, Nintendo fanatics understand it, and a newly introduced artbook best reinforces that truth. Entitled ‘Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters’, this 112-page A4 tome is scheduled for newsletter in April and can seize the original shows recently on display on the Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Hyogo till 23rd February.
The exhibition (and the e book) is a joint collaboration between Capcom and Tezuka Productions — the corporate shaped by means of the past due ‘Godfather of Manga’, Osamu Tezuka — and lines crossover paintings of Capcom characters drawn by means of Tezuka Productions artists and vice versa. In fact, the pandemic has been a restricting issue at the quantity of people that had been ready to consult with because it opened in October 2020, however this e book must assist in making positive fanatics do not fail to see an intriguing collaboration.
The artbook will reportedly characteristic footage of the shows together with “uncommon fabrics, building plans, authentic uncommon drawings, tough sketches, unused manuscripts and animation scripts by means of Osamu Tezuka himself!” (thank you, Rockman Nook).
Capcom’s Mega Guy took quite a few inspiration from Tezuka’s Astro Boy, so it is attention-grabbing to peer that inspiration looping again on itself in a crossover which must have fanatics of manga, anime and video video games very, very excited certainly.
In keeping with Rockman Nook, the e book shall be cut up into 5 ’rounds’ and come with introductions from the entire artists concerned, chronologies of the 2 firms and the entire paintings featured within the showcase, plus interviews, and a brand spanking new four-panel Black Jack vs. Ace Lawyer manga drawn by means of Urumu Tsunogai.
Sadly, it sounds as if that the e book is recently best deliberate for Japan, and it is just to be had from one outlet on the time of writing — one which does not be offering global delivery. Let’s hope that quickly adjustments as a result of we’d like this in our lives (and on our cabinets).
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