12 Illustrators Collaborate on Flowers & Women Art Collection
29.August.2022 | FASHION
An anthology illustration collection themed around women and flowers will be released in September 2022! The collection will contain 142 beautiful illustrations by 12 up-and-coming artists. Interviews with these artists will be included at the end of the book.
The images within range in style from girly and stylish to pop and cute, with each girl surrounded by flowers pulled from each season. The delicate brushwork and vivid colors of the popular artists will inspire the reader’s creativity, so don’t miss out on this book when it releases next month!
Buchi / Keiko / YUE / potg / mashu / Minami / Niwa Haruki / Hinano / Yukorin / Suzu Sakuraba / Ayata / Toaruocha
Hyakka Ryouran FLOWER and GIRLS STYLE ILLUSTRATIONS
Release Date: September 2022
Official Site: http://www.graphicsha.co.jp/
History of OSAMU GOODS to be on Display in ‘OSAMU GOODS 45th Anniversary Exhibition’
Palette Club, a school for illustrators located in Tsukiji, will be holding a 45th Anniversary exhibition for OSAMU GOODS! The characters were created in 1976 by Osamu Harada, who is from Tsukiji, and Dusty Miller. Items featuring these adorable characters are still incredibly popular to this day.
Rare original drawings, prints, and goods from the 1970s to the 1990s, as well as Dusty Miller store bags and fan club newsletters, will be on display during the event. Those more nostalgic about these characters and those new to them will both find something to enjoy!
OSAMU GOODS 45th Anniversary Exhibition
Running: April 12 – May 22, 2022
Hours: 13:00-19:00 (Last Entry at 18:30)
Venue: Palette Club School (4-11-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Nostalgic and New Neo-Retro Illustrations to be Featured in New Book
14.April.2022 | FASHION
Pie International will release Neo-Retro Illustrations: A Creator’s Guide to Blending the New and Nostalgic on April 22, 2022.
In recent years, blending both nostalgic prints with modern sensibilities has become a popular trend in art, especially among young people. This “retro boom” has become a genre in itself, and this tome compiles some of the most incredible examples of this genre from 40 popular illustrators.
The book contains over 250 pieces of “neo-retro” art, blending past eras with futuristic colors and highlights.
The new book also includes interviews with the featured artists, providing a glimpse into their creative roots and personalities. The cover illustration was done by NAKAKI PANTZ.
AiLeeN / an / itousa / Inata / Inoue Noi / Oliwa / Sawako Kageyama / Kamin / Kisumi Rei / Guugorou / Kano Komori / Natsumi Sato / Michi / Sanho / Haruna Sudo / Soreeeeyu / tabi / Choo / TV♡CHANY / NAKAKI PANTZ / NANCYSNAKE / Nekopota. / noco / hachika / Hana Chatani / Hanabushi / Harawata Chanko / PHI / Catherine Hitachi / HOHOEMI / mawawiz / Mannen Mofuku / Hiro Mizuno / Monyochita Pomichi / Yoko / Rasuku / Rikku / RING / Rorurari / wacca
Hatsune Miku & 39Culture Collaboration Shop Release New Art by Popular Illustrators
The merchandise brand Cocollabo will be opening a special shop featuring Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloid goods, 39Culture 2022, at Shibuya LOFT starting March 4, 2022!
Illustration by Mo
Illustration by Hechima
Illustration by miyoru
Illustration by Mame Shinoda
The theme for this year’s 5th-anniversary event is ‘fashion and music,’ a throwback to the first event. Four illustrators–Mo, Hechima, miyoru, and Mame Shinoda–have contributed illustrations for the shop’s goods, while koya and shu have written a theme song to liven up the venue! Miku fans, don’t miss out!
Art by 藻/へちま/miyoru/篠田まめ （C） Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net
Hatsune Miku x 39Culture 2022
Address: Shibuya LOFT 6F Art & Culture Floor
Dates: March 4 – March 20, 11:00-21:00 *Closing at 18:00 on March 20
Event Theme Song: Yoru Uneru Koro Ni – koya/shu
Tenjin LOFT 5F General Sales Area: March 25 – April 10
Umeda LOFT 4F Event Space: April 14 – May 8
Sakae LOFT 4F General Sales Area: May 13 – May 25
Sapporo LOFT ESTA 6F Special Event Space: June 1 – June 14
Digimon Illustration Competition Open to Japan and United States Residents
22.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Digimon Con, an online event held by Bandai, will be held in February 2022! The event will be open to fans around the world, and the Digimon Illustration Competition is now open to fans of the series in Japan and the United States.
This free online event will feature a unique lineup of content related to the long-running Digimon franchise, including an anime segment, a game information segment, a live performance, and more!
JST: February 27, 2022 at 10:00
PST: February 26, 2022 at 17:00
EST: February 26, 2022 at 20:00
Where to Watch: The Official Bandai YouTube Channel
Digimon Illustration Competition
Starting December 17, fans from both the US and Japan can send in their best Digimon art until February 7, 2022. Detailed information, including requirements, can be found on the special Digimon Illustration Competition website!
Digimon Illustration Competition
JST: December 17, 2021 at 10:00 – February 7, 2022 at 12:00
PST: December 16, 2021 at 17:00 – February 6, 2022 at 19:00
EST: December 16, 2021 at 20:00 – February 6, 2022 at 22:00
■Theme: Cute or Cool Digimon
Choose one of the following eight Digimon and draw them in either a cool or cute scene!
Application for Participation: Fill out the form found on https://compe.japandesign.ne.jp/digimon-ic-2022/
Eligible Countries: Japan, United States
Eligibility: Applicants must be recognized as an adult in their country of residence.
Grand Prize（1 Winner）
・Winning Illustration Used in the Digimon Trading Card Game
Award of Excellence（7 Winners）
・Winning Illustrations Used in the Digimon Trading Card Game
Judges’ Special Prize（Number Undetermined）
©本郷あきよし・東映アニメーション ©本郷あきよし・東映アニメーション・フジテレビ ©BANDAI
150 Japanese Artists to be Featured in ILLUSTRATION 2022 Publication Next Month
12.November.2021 | FASHION
Selling over 110,000 copies to date, the ILLUSTRATION series shows off the current state of Japan’s art scene. Japanese artists are recognized around the world for their unique style, and 150 diverse pop-culture creators will be featured in ILLUSTRATION 2022, releasing on December 6, 2021. Compared with last year’s release, this tome will feature ninety percent new artists, keeping readers abreast of the state of contemporary illustration today.
ILLUSTRATION 2022 (Standard Edition)
ILLUSTRATION 2022 (Special Edition)
The cover art was provided by Tsumi Cotoh, known for her work with popular music duo YOASOBI. The book was designed by up-and-coming designer Arima Tomoyuki.
At the end of the book, readers can enjoy an interview with Sony Music Entertainment’s Yohei Yashiro, the man behind YOASOBI. PIEDPIPER, the general producer of Kamitsubaki Studio, also gave an interview. Tsumi Cotoh and Arima Tomoyuki also discuss the process of creating the book.
ILLUSTRATION 2022 utilizes the newest artbook printing technology, ‘Brilliant Palette,’ to deliver the most high-quality color prints. A Special Edition featuring a unique cover will be sold in limited quantities, so try to grab one while you can!
Release Date: December 6, 2021
Shoeisha Online Shop:
https://www.seshop.com/product/detail/24827 (Special Edition)
Fruit of the Loom Collaborates with Illustrators Nah and Kayoubi on New Collection
09.November.2021 | FASHION
American apparel brand Fruit of the Loom is teaming up with two ASOBISYSTEM talents for a new collection! Illustrators Nah and Kayoubi, both popular with Gen Z will begin selling items from the new collaboration at ROOP TOKYO on the ZOZOTOWN site starting November 12, 2021.
Nah Collaboration Items at a Glance
A 24-year-old illustrator from Fukuoka, Nah began her career in 2018. Particularly popular on Instagram, she’s become known for using pastel colors in her sexy and cute pop art. Her concept is one word: oddball. Her main character is a girl who is one step ahead of everyone else.
Kayoubi Collaboration Items at a Glance
With charming retro designs spiced with a bit of modern flare, Kayoubi’s art inspires a love for the 80s and 90s. The artist is currently involved with a number of collaborative projects, including those will apparel brands and CD jacket designs.
The designs for the collaborative project feature cute girls in bright colors. Along with hoodies and T-shirts, bucket hats and tote bags are also available. Which design is your favorite?
Fruit of the Loom x Nah, Tuesday
Release Date: November 12, 2021
Where to Buy: ROOP TOKYO in ZOZOTOWN https://zozo.jp/shop/rooptokyo/
Dororo Anime Soundtrack Album Illustration By Original Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada Revealed
Manga Dororo by Osamu Tezuka was made into an anime 50 years ago. This continual sensation is getting an official soundtrack which will be released on August 14. The CD will be titled TV Anime Dororo Music Collection Tamashi no Kodou. Hiroyuki Asada, who creates the original character design drafts, designed the illustration for the CD jacket, which has just been unveiled to the public.
First-Press Limited Edition Version
The whimsical illustration shows Dororo and Hyakkimaru snuggling together, alone in a vast barren desert. The first-press limited edition soundtrack version comes in a luxurious tall-size DigiPak sleeve and consists of three CDs. The regular edition contains a two-disk dual case.
The booklet will contain statements by illustrator Hiroyuki Asada and Yoshihiro Ike, who was in charge of the music. As a bonus, the CD jacket illustration has been adopted for use on an A2 poster, which will be sold at Animate stores countrywide. The design will also feature on clear files which will be sold on Amazon. Please check them out.
You can also view this illustration in advance at the TV Anime Dororo Original Art Exhibition Tamashi no Kodou, which is currently taking place. Please stop by to admire the illustration with your very own eyes.
Dororo © Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.／TWIN ENGINE Inc.
TV Anime Dororo Music Collection Tamashi no Kodou
Release: August 14, 2019
First-Press Limited Edition 2 CDs ＋ Blu-ray: ￥3,800 (before tax) AICL-3745～7
Regular Edition: ２CDs: ￥2,800 (before tax) AICL-3748～10
TV Anime Dororo Original Art Exhibition Tamashi no Kodou
Running: May 31, July 15, 2019 (July 15th is a national holiday)
Opening Hours: 12:00 ー 20:00 (※Last entries accepted: 19:45)
Closed: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Venue: space caiman (Kadokura building B1, 4-5-15, Nihonbashihongokucho, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
Official Website: https://www.wani.com/special/dororo
RNB (Nankai Broadcasting) : June 28, 2019 (Friday) 2:00 am (subject to change)
MBC (Minaminihon Broadcasting): August 2, 2019 (Friday) 1:45 am
Jidaigeki Senmon Channel: November 2, 2019 (Saturday) 2:00 am
Amazon Prime Video (Available in Japan and overseas)
Official Website: https://dororo-anime.com
Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 2 Celebrated With Exhibition at Shibuya PARCO
An exhibition will be held at the Shibuya branch of shopping complex PARCO to celebrate the forthcoming second season of the popular anime adaptation of Teasing Master Takagi-san which will begin airing on July 7.
Teasing Master Takagi-san is an ongoing romantic comedy and slice of life manga series by Sōichirō Yamamoto serialised in Monthly Shōnen Sunday. The manga has sold over 7 million copies. The first season of the anime series aired from January to March last with an OVA in July.
The exhibition will plunge fans of the series into its world with original illustrations for the anime and manga and more on display. Fans can also get their hands on exclusive merchandise including capsule toys and canvas art.
A3 Poster – ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Key Rings (7 Designs) – ¥500 (Tax Included) *Capsule toy; design given is random
Folder Set: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Canvas Art: ¥2,500 (Tax Included)
Fans of Takagi and her antics with Nishikata won’t want to miss out on this special limited-run exhibition.
©2019 Sōichirō Yamamoto・Shogakukan/Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 2 Production Committee
Teasing Master Takagi-san Exhibition
Location: GALLERY X BY PARCO (13-17 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Running: July 11 – 22, 2019
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Event Page: https://art.parco.jp/galleryx/detail/?id=254