Leiji Matsumoto Manga of ZERO DIMENSION

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In 2018, Leiji Matsumoto, who has been in the painting industry for 65 years. This project conveys the creative techniques of Leiji Matsumoto, who is active in multiple fields such as girl manga, science fiction manga, battlefield manga, and large four-mat half-manga.

In addition to approaching the works of Leiji Matsumoto centering on his masterpiece “Galaxy Express 999”, the complete reprint of “Leiji Matsumoto’s Manga Technology”, which has not been made into a book, is also introduced.

In addition, the composition method is explained from the first episode of “New Sexaroid” which is not included in the book. It will be a valuable book for Matsumoto enthusiasts.


[With benefits]
■ Poster: Zero-dimensional illusion
Color posters of “Galaxy Express 999” and “Captain Harlock” are included in the frontispiece!

[Color / page 96]
■ Color drawing illusion of Leiji Matsumoto
Focusing on his masterpiece “Galaxy Express 999”, he approaches the drawing of Leiji Matsumoto from color drawings such as “Space Pirate Captain Harlock”, “Queen Emeraldas”, and “Queen Millennia”. In addition, we will introduce a wide range of illustrations such as calendar illustrations, science fiction novel illustrations, and shojo manga era illustrations, and enjoy the zero-dimensional world!

■ Zero-dimensional drawing technique learned from Leiji Matsumoto
Leiji Matsumoto’s collection of “Maetel” pen drawings is now open to the public!

■ Zero-dimensional masterpiece gallery
Sexy beauties centered on “Sexaloid” are also one of the charms of Leiji Matsumoto’s work. Introducing a lot of beautiful women who decorated the cover of magazines! Introducing color pictures focusing on “Rage Meter”.

[Monochrome / 48 pages]
■ How to draw science fiction manga learned from the actual research “New Sexaroid”
“Sexaloid” was announced in 1968 and gained popularity. “New Sexaroid” released after about 10 years has not been reprinted and is a phantom work. This time, we will completely reprint the first episode and introduce and explain how to draw science fiction manga.

■ Learn the secrets of how to draw in the complete reprint “Leiji Matsumoto’s Manga Technology”
“Leiji Matsumoto’s Manga Technology,” which once serialized how to draw manga by Leiji Matsumoto himself. This time, we will introduce it in a complete reprint and trace the prehistory of Leiji Matsumoto.

■ Learn from the picture model of Leiji Matsumoto!
Many unique characters that color the work of Leiji Matsumoto. Learn the secrets of character creation from the picture models that collect the famous scenes of “Galaxy Express 999”, “Captain Harlock”, and “Otoko Oidon”.

Release Date:
July, 2017

Author profile

Leiji Matsumoto

Born January 25, 1938 in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
In 1954, “Honeybee Adventure” was published in the February issue of “Manga Shonen” as the first Rookie of the Year award-winning work, and made his debut in his magazine.
Moved to Tokyo in 1957. After he was active in girls’magazines, he moved to boys’ magazines from around 1960.
In 1968, he serialized “Sexaloid” in “Manga Goraku dokuhon” and he entered the youth comic magazine. The following year, he gave birth to his enthusiastic fans in the “Four-Dimensional World Series” serialized in “COM.”

After that, based on his experience of boarding house life, he will serialize “Otoko Oidon” in “Separate Volume Manga Action” and “Weekly Shonen Magazine”.

He eventually made his popular explosion by drawing science fiction such as “Space Battleship Yamato”, “Galaxy Express 999”, “Space Pirate Captain Harlock”, and “Queen Millennia”. All of these works are animated.

In 1972, “Otoko Oidon” was awarded the 3rd Kodansha Publishing Culture Award for Children’s Manga, in 1978, “Galaxy Express 999”, “Battlefield Manga Series” was awarded the 23rd Shogakukan Manga Award, and “A series of SF series”. Received the 7th Japan Manga Association Special Award.
He received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2001 and the Order of the Rising Sun in 2010.

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Weight 501 g

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