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Manga Author Tetsuya Chiba Reflects On Shotaro Ishinomori

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Manga Author Tetsuya Chiba Reflects On Shotaro Ishinomori

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Noted manga author shared his memories of the creator of Kamen Rider and Super Sentai.


Manga author Tetsuya Chiba, whose works include Ashita no Joe and Kaze no You Ni, recently provided a guest lecture at an exhibit focusing on the works of Shotaro Ishinomori. Held at the Setagaya Literary Museum in Setagaya, Tokyo, the exhibit contains over 350 documents, including manga, manuscripts, and photos of Ishinomori’s various works. Ishinomori is best known for creating such long lasting properties as Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider, and the Super Sentai series. The exhibition began in April and runs until the end of June. Speaking to an audience of 150 people, Chiba spoke about the man he knew as both a friend and scary rival.

Chiba shared a story from 60 years ago where he was dealing with both an injured wrist and an impending deadline. The story goes that Chiba had completed the script, but an artist was still needed. Chiba then reached out to Ishinomori and his roommate, who also happened to be a manga author for help. The trio worked through the night to complete the drafts of the project, all of which Chiba has held onto up to the present day. He further commented that to him, Ishinomori was a genius who could draw things he could never imagine.

Source: Kahoku Online News

Actor, Tokusatsu enthusiast, cosplayer, host of Rider Rewind & co-host of the Beyond the Black Rims on YouTube.

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