This journey isn't ov--AARGH!
Ganryū mural at Kinokuniya!
Sorry about the large header image, but I feel it's worthy of the space. Anyway, a couple of tidbits for those who frequent this humble corner of SK.net. AnimeNewNetwork was present at the Kinokuniya grand opening that I hinted at not too long ago. Aside from the excellent photographs of the Musashi, Kojiro and possible Otsu murals he did around the store, they snagged a decent interview. And, though not being part of the interview but his speech, this amazed me... I feel touched:
Legendary chap, eh? No worst case scenario this time.In a speech, Inoue commented that he was grateful to do the mural project, which was completed despite tight manga deadlines. He explained that after he finished working the mural each day he would return to his hotel room and continue working on manga, and that his editor had flown into New York from Tokyo for only a day to pick up the finished pages. Inoue concluded by treating the press to a glimpse of the work in progress, as he applied the finishing touches to the mural right then and there.
Also, a website under the name 11.29 VagaReal went up recently. ANN reports that a "new project that combines his Vagabond samurai manga and REAL basketball manga. The project's details will be announced on November 29, but the website is already streaming a making-of 'trailer' that shows Inoue and his assistants working in their studio."
Musashi playing Basketball again a bunch of wheelchair bound kids? I have to see that