Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Umezu Kazuo Documentary Finally Here!
Koji Ito, one of the webmasters from Umezu Kazuo's official homepage, followed the legendary manga creator for three years to create this documentary that showcases Umezu's personal life, from his musical side projects to the lawsuit over his Makoto-Chan House , whose inside decor needs to be seen to be believed.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to an advance press screening. More than just a documentary about Umezu's work, it offers a behind-the-scenes look into manga production and design, in addition to exploring Japan's issues with creativity and art appreciation.
The limited run starts November 23rd and continues through mid-December, so get to the Tollywood Theatre in Shimo-Kitazawa while you still have the chance!
If that's not enough Umezu-stalking for you, word on the street has it that he will be making an appearance at the University of Tokyo's Komaba Festival on November 22nd, although the exact details are yet unknown. Can we hope for another live performance?