A Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters Ebook Is Coming In April (In Japan)

All the most effective stuff’s made in Japan. Marty McFly knew it, Nintendo followers comprehend it, and a newly introduced artbook solely reinforces that reality. Entitled ‘Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters’, this 112-page A4 tome is scheduled for publication in April and can seize the distinctive displays at present on present on the Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Hyogo till 23rd February.

The exhibition (and the guide) is a joint collaboration between Capcom and Tezuka Productions — the corporate shaped by the late ‘Godfather of Manga’, Osamu Tezuka — and options crossover art work of Capcom characters drawn by Tezuka Productions artists and vice versa. After all, the pandemic has been a limiting issue on the quantity of people that have been capable of go to because it opened in October 2020, however this guide ought to assist ensure that followers do not miss out on an intriguing collaboration.

The artbook will reportedly characteristic images of the displays together with “uncommon supplies, improvement plans, authentic uncommon drawings, tough sketches, unused manuscripts and animation scripts by Osamu Tezuka himself!” (thanks, Rockman Nook).

Capcom’s Mega Man took loads of inspiration from Tezuka’s Astro Boy, so it is fascinating to see that inspiration looping again on itself in a crossover which ought to have followers of manga, anime and video video games very, very excited certainly.

In line with Rockman Nook, the guide will likely be cut up into 5 ’rounds’ and embody introductions from all of the artists concerned, chronologies of the 2 firms and all of the art work featured within the exhibit, plus interviews, and a model new four-panel Black Jack vs. Ace Legal professional manga drawn by Urumu Tsunogai.

Astro Boy, as drawn by Mega Man series artist Keisuke Mizuno, and Mega Man by Tezuka Productions' Urumu Tsunogai.
Astro Boy, as drawn by Mega Man sequence artist Keisuke Mizuno, and Mega Man by Tezuka Productions’ Urumu Tsunogai.

Sadly, it seems that the guide is at present solely deliberate for Japan, and it is solely out there from one outlet on the time of writing — one which does not provide worldwide transport. Let’s hope that quickly adjustments as a result of we want this in our lives (and on our cabinets).

Will you be investigating import choices or hoping for a western launch for this epic crossover? Tell us under.

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