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Weekend Japanatainment - 1960s Otaku Edition

From times of old, this classic Japanator feature rises back from the hole it fell into and now it's back to entertain you with some good old Japanese videos! We bring Japanatainment back with some really old stuff that is older than probab...

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Digital Manga starts a Kickstarter to translate Ludwig B

Digital Manga Inc. is ready to do another Kickstarter to bring Tezuka's stories to the West. This time around, they're focusing on translating Ludwig B, a manga about Beethoven's childhood. Since the manga is only two volumes, the people a...

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Hidden batch of risque Tezuka art released by his daughter

Want to take a walk on the weird side? Osamu Tezuka, the god of manga, drew a lot of risque and taboo things in his lifetime. He tackled a variety of subjects (sexuality, politics, etc) that at the time pushed the boundaries (and he did it ...

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The Dose: Leo leiri

Things are really starting to heat up for Fukuoka's Leo leiri. The 19 year old singer-songwriter has had some amazing hits and anime tie ins in the past, but now she's sporting some real anime credibility with her newest video for her song...

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Minor rejoice? Nozomi's Princess Knight sets get revised

Thanks to Nozomi's desire to have their customers watch Princess Knight in the best quality that a DVD can bring, the series will be released in a remastered format. In exchange for Nozomi's new actions, the first set will be pushed from Ju...

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Oh no: Nozomi's Princess Knight set won't have dual audio

Before you break into a fit of rage, Nozomi had no choice in the matter of not including the original Japanese track for the Princess Knight anime that's based off of a manga by Osamu Tetsuka. Part of that reason has to do with the fact tha...


Unpublished manga of Astroboy's Osamu Tezuka discovered

The world really is still full of lost treasure, isn't it? An unpublished copy of a manga created by legendary mangaka and Astroboy (Mighty Atom) creator, Osamu Tezuka has been discovered. The 19 page book was given to a former classmate o...


Check out DMP's Kickstarter for Osamu Tezuka's "Unico"

Kickstarter is a fascinating tool. While recently the videogames industry has picked up on the benefits of the crowd funding website, KS has been around for a little while now and has seen all types of projects come and go. Perhaps the most...


DMP uses Kickstarter to fund license of Tezuka's Barbara

DMP has done it again. In just one weekend, they managed to get enough buy-in from manga faithful in order to fund their license of Osamu Tezuka's Barbara, a title that's described as "dark" and "experimental." Previously, DMP had brought o...


Rejoice, Tezuka's manga are now available on your iPad

And a whole boatload of them to boot, courtesy of the officially sanctioned "Tezuka Osamu MagazineClub" app. The app, which is a free download, offers sixty-two titles from the father of manga's portfolio, including the eternal classic Astr...


Vertical licenses Princess Knight, Drops of God, and more

Our favorite boutique manga publishers at Vertical have announced a handful of new titles coming out later this year. First up is Princess Knight, another classic by the "god of manga" Osamu Tezuka. This story of Princess Sapphire...


Hey Philadelphia: Check out the Love After Tezuka exhibit

All you Philadelphia-area fans: I know, you're totally heartbroken over your failure to make it to the world series. I mean, it was just as bad as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, right? To soothe your bruised and battered ego, why not ch...


NYAF 10: Vertical's panel was sweet and you weren't there

UPDATED: Vertical has since issued a statement saying that No Longer Human is in fact, not licensed quite yet. More details here.Vertical's panel was really a highlight this year at NYAF. Pretty much everything Vertical licenses is quality,...


NYAF '10: Anime in Academia

Compared to the amount of academic research afforded to more established forms of entertainment like film and Western animation, there is an expected lack of discourse on anime. Or at least, that's what I assumed, but according to a panel ...


Minari no Seishun is now available on Android phones

Osamu Tezuka is basically the godfather of manga. He created numerous classics and crafted a visual style that those who followed in his footsteps would build from. Plus, you know, he made Astro Boy - that had a pretty big effect on pop cul...


Toei doing anime adaptation of Tezuka's Buddha

Here's an exciting bit of news for all you fans of the master of manga: Toei Studios has announced that they'll be doing an anime adaptation of the man's classic work Buddha! This should prove to be exciting. The script is being written by ...


Vertical officially confirms Ayako license

Ed Chavez over at Vertical dropped me a line saying that the news of their license of Osamu Tezuka's Ayako has been confirmed, and that they are officially publishing the classic from the God of Manga.I'm glad to see this title making its w...


Amazon.ca reports Vertical publishing Tezuka's Ayako

As per usual, Amazon.ca has gone ahead and released info earlier than it was supposed to, and Kuri-ousity picked up that Vertical's latest title is supposed to be Osamu Tezuka's Ayako. Things aren't confirmed from Vertical, and we're not go...


Astro Boy debuts at #6 at the box office, not looking too hot

Well, it looks like Astro Boy has shown his true colors, coming in at #6 on its opening weekend, with $7 million. Also debuting over the weekend was Saw VI, which grossed $14 million, along with Cirque du Freak, which brought in $6 million ...


Japanator Recommends: Apollo's Song

When I finished reading MW for our review last week, I was suddenly hooked on Tezuka. I needed to have more. I had already read through the volumes of Black Jack several times over, and came upon a copy of Apollo's Song sitting in my baseme...


DMP puts up preview of Tezuka's Swallow the Earth

Tezuka just keeps popping up in my life over the past week. Perhaps it's a sign. First, it was picking up Pluto, then deciding to catch up on my reading of Black Jack, and then spending a good portion of the day looking for my missing Metro...


Tezuka's MW manga to get the live action treatment

Same Hat is reporting this little tidbit about Ozamu Tezuka's manga about a murderous bank employee. The main character, Yuuki, kidnaps and murders people, only to go to church and repent for his sins each time he commits a foul deed. The p...


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