A Gathering of Heroes Including Atom Boy and Cyborg 009!

A Gathering of Heroes Including Atom Boy and Cyborg 009!

Osamu Tezuka & Shotaro Ishinomori exhibit opens July 10 at Broadcast Library in Yokohama

This summer, an exhibit will be held that spotlights two legends in the world of manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori. The exhibit, titled “ Tezuka Ishinomori Heroes,” will be held from July 10 to Sept. 13 in Yokohama’s Broadcast Library, a museum of broadcast television.

On display at the exhibit will be a vast amount of valuable production materials primarily for works of both Tezuka and Ishinomori that were broadcast on TV. A wide variety of material will be available including handwritten manga manuscripts, storyboards, character art, cel art, and scripts. The origins of both creators will also be introduced, and both their thoughts will be conveyed through messages regarding their personal experiences of WWII and the peace they include in their works, just in time for the 70th anniversary since WWII.

Moreover, at the exhibit both creators’ representative works will be screened on a daily rotation. Visitors will get to experience such masterpieces as Atom Boy and Kimba the White Lion for Tezuka, and Cyborg 009 and Kamen Rider for Ishinomori.

As if that wasn’t enough, there will be a variety of different areas to the exhibit. The entertainment includes quizzes, picture coloring, a chance to do an Astro Boy voice-over, a photography area for taking a commemorative photo within the pages of a manga, and more. With plenty for kids and adults to enjoy, we recommend the exhibit as a family excursion.

Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori are both legendary creators who contributed greatly to the development of Japan’s anime and manga culture. Since Tezuka’s Astro Boy in 1963, his manga were adapted into anime one after the next. The masterpieces he left us with include Kimba the White Lion and Princess Knight.

Ishinomori, 10 years Tezuka’s junior, created countless heroes, jumping genres including manga, tokusatsu, and anime. Along with Toei, he created tokusatsu programs one after the next including Kamen Rider, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, and Android Kikaider, paving the way for the golden age of tokusatsu in the ’70s. Kamen Rider is a series that continues to be widely popular even today with new works being made.

Tezuka Ishinomori Heroes
Dates: July 10 (Fri.) – Sept. 13 (Sun.), 2015
^*^ Closed on Mondays (Closed Tuesdays when a Monday is a holiday)
Venue: Broadcast Library Exhibit Floor

Source: animeanime
Source article written by Shigeyoshi Okimoto

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