Whether you know it or not, you’ve almost certainly encountered the works of Yasutaka Tsutsui. His surreal sci-fi novels include the source material for both Satoshi Kon’s Paprika and Mamoru Hosoda’s The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. And his influence reaches even further, into other Japanese cult classics — which fans can see for themselves in the upcoming release Daimajin: The Complete Dramas of Yasutaka Tsutsui Vol. 4.
The 496-page anthology, due for release in mid-February 2017, will consist primarily of the unused scenario Tsutsui wrote for the classic 1966 film Daimajin — as well as art by Blade of the Immortal creator Hiroaki Samura and Blood: The Last Vampire character designer Katsuya Terada for the same. This story concept was previously published in 2001.
The anthology will also contain Tsutsui’s treatment for the 1966 anime series Super Jetter.
Included with the book will be a CD containing interviews with Tsutsui and recreations of some of his audio drama work.
This will be the final volume of the series, which collects both scripts and script treatments penned by Tsutsui. It will be available from Fukkan.com, a publishing company specializing in re-releases of older works based on fan demand.
Source: Natalie Comic
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