Sunday, September 20
Fumihiko Sori is doing 2 chapters from famous hardcore sci fi mangas, 2001 Nights penned by Yokino Hoshino back in 80s. The manga feels like a sidestory or supplementary to famous movie by late Stanley Kubrick. There is a rare, VHS/Laserdisc era anime based on 3 chapters of the manga. The books is basically an anthology of short stories on mankind's quest to space, ranging from a heart touching story of US-Soviet leader secret meeting in space station for a peace talk to ease a tense Cold War (remember it is written around 80s) to sad laments of an artificial couple sending human kids on new Earth colony from their starship after years of raising them up.
The website is featuring video comments from Sori, voice actor Jun Fukuyama (Ion), and voice actress Aya Hirano (Arina). Sori is adapting two stories from Yukinobu Hoshino's 2001 Nights manga, "Symbiotic Planet" and "Elliptical Orbit". His story carries 2 facets, either mankind will be ushered into uncertain Space Age or retreated from space and perished on overpopulated Earth later.
Awesome shit, I telling ya. No doubt that I will watch this.
One of the most successful mangaka is confirmed dead when his body was retrieved from hiking place few hours ago. Yoshito Usui started Crayon Shin Chan in 1990 and become one of cultural icon of popular Japanese culture. I kinda enjoyed the comic, never seen the anime though.
It is sad to see him go, which not long after death of Takiro Yamato, author of Kaze no Stigma on 20th July 2009.
Rest in peace.
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