Check Out This Awesome Lexus Manga Art With Exploding Cities And Dragons Galore

Check out this awesome Lexus manga art with exploding cities and dragons galore

Lexus just did something a bit different, and it has to do with manga art. The headliner piece is the Lexus LC 500 with the masked warrior crouching on top of it, seen above. We think it's objectively awesome, as the car autonomously races away from an exploding city.

The LC 500 was drawn by Bulgarian artist Daniel Atanasov. He says it's "heavily influenced by Japanese culture. The main character is wearing an oni mask, which in Japan are worn at festivals to protect from evil spirits. He is holding a nodachi sword (a type of Samurai sword), and the pose of the character has been influenced by martial arts." Atanasov says the LC 500 is self-driving, controlled by the character on top of the car.

Lexus Commissions Original Manga Artworks For Es, Ux And Lc

Lexus Commissions Original Manga Artworks For ES, UX And LC

Have you ever seen a Lexus flee a fire-breathing dragon? Don’t worry, it’s not a modern day rendition of Game of Thrones, but rather an original manga illustration, much like the warrior escaping from an exploding city or the woman pausing on a tranquil seashore.

Manga Artist Momoko Sakura Dies

Manga artist Momoko Sakura dies

The Japanese manga artist famous for her character Chibi Maruko-chan has died. Her office says she passed away from breast cancer on August 15th. She was 53 years old.

Momoko Sakura from Shizuoka Prefecture made her debut as a manga artist in 1984.

Kobukuro Collaborate With Manga Artist Takano Ichigo For New Song

Kobukuro collaborate with manga artist Takano Ichigo for new song

A teaser music video for Kobukuro's new song "Kimi ni Nare" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

"Kimi ni Nare" is one of the tracks included in Kobukuro's new single "ONE TIMES ONE" out on April 11. For this song, the duo collaborated with manga artist Takano Ichigo, who will be drawing a new manga based on the song. It will begin its serialization in 'Gekkan Action' in its June issue to hit shelves on April 25. 

Japanese Manga Artist Kazuo Umezu Has Won An Award At One Of Europe's Largest Comic Festivals Held In France

Japanese manga artist Kazuo Umezu has won an award at one of Europe's largest comic festivals held in France

Japanese manga artist Kazuo Umezu has won an award at one of Europe's largest comic festivals held in France for a comic featuring a robot that develops emotions, his publisher said Tuesday.

The 81-year-old author of "Watashi wa Shingo" (My name is Shingo) was given the Heritage Award at the 45th Angouleme International Comics Festival held for four days through Sunday. The prize is awarded to the producer of a work that is worthy of being handed down to posterity.

Japan Leading Anime Studio Toei Animation And Saudi Arabia Manga Productions Launches A 20-minute Short Titled The Woodcutter Treasure

Japan leading anime studio Toei Animation and Saudi Arabia Manga Productions launches a 20-minute short titled The Woodcutter Treasure

The first fruit of a collaboration between Japan's leading anime studio Toei Animation Co. and Saudi Arabia's Manga Productions, a 20-minute short titled "The Woodcutter's Treasure," is set to air in Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Based on a Saudi Arabian folk tale, the already completed short is aimed at children and families, and available in Japanese and Arabic.

Manga Cafes, Capsule Hotels Increasing Their Female Focus

Manga cafes, capsule hotels increasing their female focus

Manga cafes and capsule hotels in Japan are generally considered the domains of men, their cramped, dark spaces not particularly alluring to female customers.

But with businesses realizing they are forgoing 50 percent of their potential customer base, some have introduced new offerings designed to appeal to women, offering a relaxed, and most importantly, safe environment.

Manga Legend Taniguchi's Unpublished Works To Go Public In Dec.

Manga legend Taniguchi's unpublished works to go public in Dec.

Unpublished works of manga legend Jiro Taniguchi, who died earlier this year, have been unearthed and will be released to the public in December, a Japanese publisher has announced.

Taniguchi, who died in February at the age of 69, is famous for his exquisite line drawings and for a number of smash hits such as "Kodoku no Gurume" (The Lonely Gourmet), which was adapted in a TV series.

Live-action 'gintama' Brings Out Best In Manga

Live-action 'Gintama' brings out best in manga

By Yayoi Kawatoko / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterHere comes the stupidest samurai in the universe! The live-action film adaptation of "Gintama," the blockbuster manga serialized in the Shukan Shonen Jump weekly magazine since late 2003, has finally hit theaters.

With the number of copies printed exceeding 51 million, "Gintama" has laughs, affection, battles and just about everything else. A sci-fi period fantasy by Hideaki Sorachi, the manga has an outrageous premise: The samurai warriors from the tumultuous years leading up to the Meiji Restoration take on invading space aliens.

Makeover For Manga-covered Kitaro Trains On Way Next Year

Makeover for manga-covered Kitaro Trains on way next year

YONAGO, Tottori Prefecture--The manga-covered Kitaro Train cars running on the JR Sakai Line are to be given a spooky makeover featuring six "yokai" monster illustrations, West Japan Railway Co.'s (JR West) Yonago branch has announced.

The train cars are currently illustrated with characters from the "Gegege no Kitaro" horror manga and anime series including Kitaro, Sunakake-Baba, Konaki-Jiji, Nezumi-Otoko, Neko-Musume and Medama-Oyaji.