While on assignment in Tokyo, Japan, Phantasmic took in the sights of the famous used book district, Jinbocho, home to Bumpodo Gallery. The gallery is housed on the 4th floor of the Bumpodo stationary and goods store, which has been operating in Jinbocho since 1887.
It’s the year of Tiger and Onituskais celebrating with a new line of clothes featuring the art of the late YasushiNirasawa. Yasushi Nirasawa (1963 - 2016) provided designs and concept art for Shin Megami Tensei IV, theKamen Rider series, Devilman, and more during his illustrious career,
Hino’s career as a manga author goes as far back as the 1960s, with his work appearing in Osamu Tezuka’s experimental manga anthology COM and the magazine Garo, where he made a name for himself as a horror artist. Hino’s work combines a simplicity reminiscent of children’s books with vicious and over the top violence.
On December 15, 2021, Macross Plus Movie Edition was screened in theaters across the country. Despite being one of the all time greats of mech anime, this was my first time seeing Macross Plus. I watched Robotech in middle school on Toonami, Do You Remember Love was my first bootleg anime tape, and I watched SDF Macross in college with my roommate but had just never gotten around to seeing Plus.
Long awaited by tokusatsu fans the world over,Shin Ultramannow has a release date ofMay 13, 2022. This new teaser was shown during the 2021 Tsuburaya Convention livestream, along with announcements for a newGridmanxDynazenoncrossover movie, and an upcoming Ultraman comic, Another Gene, with art from Gurihiru (Superman Smashes the Clan,The Rise of Ultraman).
Before I get into recounting Comic-Con Special Edition, I just want to say how great it was to see everyone that came by our booth to buy our books and chat about favorite artists and t-shirts. We give our most heartfelt thanks to those of you that spent some time with us.
San Diego Comic-Con has always been built up to this mythic status as the king-shit comic convention,but over the years I watched from afar as it became less synonymous with some of the great creative minds of the comic world and became consumed by movie and TV show announcements.