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Animanga in the News: 5/11/11

+ posted by vintagemistakes in Anime/Manga News on May 11, 2011 17:22
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything sent waves through the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm vintagemistakes and will be filling in for Saladesu over the next couple of days. ;)

Detroit Metal City's Wakasugi to Launch Kappei Manga

This year's 10th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine is announcing on Friday that Detroit Metal City creator Kiminori Wakasugi will launch a new comedy manga series called Kappei in the next issue on May 27. According to the tongue-in-cheek advertising, "when the times need him the least, a hero will appear!!"

Wakasugi launched Detroit Metal City in the same magazine in 2005, and he ended the series in April of last year. Viz Media is publishing the ninth of 10 volumes in North America next month. Viz Pictures (now renamed as New People) released Toshio Li's live-action film adaptation with Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Gantz, Death Note, NANA) in the lead role. Studio 4°C produced an animated video series. Wakasugi also launched his Minna! ESPer Da yo! manga in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in 2009.

Sources: Manga News & ANN


Moomin Song Composer Seichiro Uno Passes Away

Composer Seichiro Uno passed away due to heart failure in a Tokyo hospital on April 26. He was 84. He is survived by his wife, actress Kyōko Satomi (Mitsuyo Uno).

Uno was born in Hyōgo Prefecture, and he graduated from Waseda University. While he was still in college, he began composing music for stage plays. He then moved into television and composed theme songs for Moomin, Andersen Stories, Ikkyū-san, Marvelous Melmo, Sarutobi Ecchan, Fables of the Green Forest (Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck), Vicky the Viking (Chiisana Viking Vicke), Chibikko Kaiju Yadamon, and several other anime series.

Uno also composed music for the anime films Puss 'n Boots (Nagagutsu wo Haita Neko), Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves (Alibaba to Yonjubiki no Tozuku), Shounen Jack to Mahoutsukai, and Manga Kodomo Bunko. He worked on the puppet series Hyokkori Hyoutan-jima and its cel-animated film remakes, as well as Kamiya-chō Sakuran Hotel and other stage productions by the late playwright Hisashi Inoue.

Sources: Nikkan Sports, Yomiuri, and ANN


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