Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New book out soon!

Big news!!
A new Manga book I provide all illustrations, The BOOK OF FIVE RINGS is now available for order from Diamond's September 2012 Previews catalogue.

"This manga version of Japanese classic The Book of Five Rings, the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed 17th-century duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, reinvigorates the classic, making it more accessible and appealing to a wide audience. With atmospheric manga art by Chie Kutsuwada (Hagakure, Romeo and Juliet, etc) and a fluid script adaptation by Sean Michael Wilson (AX:alternative manga, A Christmas Carol, etc) the manga version works both as an engaging visual guide to Japanese swordsmanship and strategy, and as a view into Musashi's world. A fascinating book for manga fans, martial art fans and anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their lives."

Diamond Previews details:

BOOK OF FIVE RINGS GN (C: 0-1-2), Shambhala Publications.
Diamond code : SEP121192
$16.95 (£12.95 UK)
Release date 11/21/2012

I put all of my effort to each page...! So, please spread the word around!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thanking all who bought my charity postcards

I have been selling those two postcards from time to time at the events I attended from Spring of 2011. I drew those two images especially for a charity reason, they are for the people and areas that suffers from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
Thank you for all of you who bought these cards from me.The amount became £65 plus 17 Euro, which is about ¥10,000 and I finally had a chance to go back to Japan to donated them. I did so through Japan Red Cross and this is the receipt! Ta-da!

Your one pound coin and kindness are in this receipt.

Thank you.