Kazuhiro Fujita Exhibit

For an all-too-brief 9-day period between November 12-20, Seibu Ikebukuro Department Store hosted an exhibit of the works of Kazuhiro Fujita. Known primarily outside of Japan for Ushio & Tora, which received an all-new tv anime adaptation in 2015-2016, Fujita is celebrating his 30th anniversary as a manga artist and a new animated adaptation of Karakuri Circus started airing on Japanese tv in October.

Fortunately photographs were permitted at the exhibit however even on the second last day, the crowds were large enough to make actually taking them difficult in many cases. The lighting didn’t particularly help all that much either. Having said that, the following gallery are the pics that we did manage to get. It focuses more on the Ushio & Tora section of the exhibit with a smattering of pics from the other sections, including the wall-sized mural that Kazuhiro Fujita painted just for the exhibit. Enjoy!

Bones 20th Anniversary Exhibit – Part 2

The second part of animation studio Bones’ 20th Anniversary Exhibit at the Tokyo Anime Center in DNP Plaza opened on November 14 and is scheduled to continue until November 25.

Focusing more on Bones’ newer works, Part 2 of the exhibit included a lot of Heroman, Space Dandy, My Hero Academia, Hisone and Masotan (Dragon Pilot) and more.

Here’s a few pics the the SpeakerPODcast crew managed to snap. Enjoy!

Kazutaka Miyatake Interview from Megahouse Variable Action Hi-Spec Orguss

Originally Written by Renato on September 29, 2015

Hot on the heels of the recent translation of the Kazutaka Miyatake interview from the SDF-1 book, comes yet another Miyatake heart-to-heart, this time the big man is talking about his work on Super Dimension Century Orguss, or as I like to call it, “Kei Katsuragi’s Adventures in Wonderland”. I hope you find it as fascinating as I did, giving an insight into the state of mind he must have been in during that entire 1982-84 period.

This interview is from a booklet that was included with the first edition of the Megahouse Variable Action Hi-Spec Orguss toy from earlier in the year. I chose to tackle it at this time since it would be perfect to brush up on our Orguss trivia as this year’s Macross World Convention will have a dedicated ORGUSS panel for all your Space-Time Oscillation needs!
The translation starts after the jump. Enjoy!

Bones 20th Anniversary Exhibit – Part 1

Animation studio BONES, known for their work on titles ranging from the Cowboy Bebop movie to Full Metal Alchemist and My Hero Academia,  is currently holding a 20th Anniversary Exhibit at the Tokyo Anime Center in DNP Plaza. Each part of the exhibit will cover different shows that the studio worked on, with Part 1 having finished yesterday and Part 2 opening tomorrow.

Entrance to the exhibit is 1000yen and photography is permitted. Here’s a few pics from Part 1.