Manga publisher Shueisha has opened a new exhibition at the Tokyo pixiv Zingaro gallery featuring the works of Akira Amano, namely her Katekyo Hitman Reborn! and ēlDLIVE manga. To start things off, an anime short was played at the exhibition featuring the two manga.
The new anime short for the exhibition is the first piece of new anime material of the Reborn manga since the TV anime’s completion in 2010 and the manga’s end in 2012. As for ēlDLIVE, Amano’s current manga, it is the first glimpse of the anime as it is being adapted into a full TV anime.
The short itself will also be avaliable for the general public via the Shonen Jump+ mobile app on August 4th, which will also see the release of the 6th volume for ēlDLIVE.
The Akira Amano exhibition is being held at the Tokyo pixiv Zingaro gallery until August 9th, being open from 12:00pm till 7:00pm local time. Many illustrations from Amano’s manga will be on display in addition to her other works, including the original character designs for Psycho-Pass.
The event will also be selling various limited edition products:
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is an action comedy manga written and illustrated by Akira Amano. The series ran from 2004 – 2012 for a total of 42 volumes, being published by Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has topped over 23 million sales as of 2012. An anime adaptation was produced in 2006 by Artland (Mushishi, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) and directed by Kenichi Imaizumi (Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Seitokai no Ichizon Lv. 2). It ran for a total of 203 episodes and ended in 2010.
Here is the synopsis of the manga from MAL:
There is no putting it lightly—Tsunayoshi Sawada is just no good. He is clumsy, talentless, and desperately in love with the school idol Kyoko Sasagawa, a girl so completely out of his league. Dubbed “Loser Tsuna” by his classmates, he seems to be the very personification of failure in the guise of a middle-schooler.
Tsuna’s boring life takes an extraordinary twist when he encounters the mysterious Reborn, who happens to be a hitman… and shockingly, a baby! Sent from the strongest Mafia family in Italy, Reborn is assigned the daunting mission of preparing the dull middle schooler to succeed the ninth boss of the notorious Vongola family, who is on the brink of retirement. The dull boy has a grueling road ahead, but with the help of his new criminal affiliates and his peculiar home tutor, perhaps even Loser Tsuna can achieve greatness.
ēlDLIVE is an action Sci-Fi manga written and illustrated by Akira Amano. The series began in mid 2013 and is being published under Shueisha’s smartphone application Shonen Jump+ (formerly Jump Live). To date a total of 5 volumes have been published.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Chuuta Kokonose is an orphan who lives with his aunt. For as long as he can remember he’s had a voice in his head, but other than that he’s a normal boy—right until the day when a strangely-looking thing follows him home and teleports him to a place filled with more fantastic creatures. It’s a space police station, and Rein Brickke, the Chief of Solar System Department, tells him that he’s been chosen by the computer as a possible candidate to join the police force, although Misuzu Sonokata, a girl from Chuuta’s school with an angelic face and ill temper who turns out to be one of Rein Brickke’s subordinates, doesn’t think him suitable for such a job. Chuuta, who was shocked at first, decides to take aptitude test after being urged by the voice in his head and to prove Misuzu wrong.
The Akira Amano Exhibition is currently running at the Tokyo pixiv Zingaro gallery until August 9th. The full anime short featuring Katekyo Hitman Reborn! and ēlDLIVE will be released on August 4th.
You can visit the exhibition’s website here: http://www.shonenjump.com/p/sp/1607/amano/
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