From the venue of the ongoing Tokyo ComiCon 2017, Cinema Today has posted a short interview clip with Canadian comic artist Bryan Lee O’Malley, best known for his Scott Pilgrim series. He talks about the influence he gained from Japanese otaku culture, especially from Rumiko Takahashi’s Ranma 1/2 manga.
Answering to a question “Do you like Japanese otaku culture?,” he says, “I was a big fan of anime when I was young. Still many of my favorite artists are Japanese like Osamu Tezuka or Takahashi Rumiko. When I discovered Takahashi Rumiko’s Ranma 1/2, I was probably about 17 years old. When I started to do Scoot Pilgrim, I wanted to do something that was like Takahashi’s work. I wanted to bring the feeling of like Ranma 1/2 to Canada.” Watch the whole interview below.
Tokyo Comicon 2017 opening ceremony with Stan Lee, Karl Urban, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, Karen
Fukuhara, Ryoma Tekeuchi, doing “Kagami Biraki” (opening the lid), a Japanese traditional ceremony for
the opening of an event or a party.