In March of 2017, the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan is hosting a special talk event entitled “Mushi Pro no Idenshi ~ Robot o Tsukutta Otoko-tachi” (“The Genes of Mushi Production: The Men Who Created Robots”) which will feature a discussion by two of Japan’s most influential mecha anime creators: Yoshiyuki Tomino (creator of Mobile Suit Gundam) and Ryōsuke Takahashi (creator of Armored Trooper VOTOMS).
Both Tomino and Takahashi got their start in the anime industry working at Mushi Production, and some of the topics they will discuss include memories of working at Mushi Pro alongside Osamu Tezuka, their motivations for creating anime involving robots, and their experiences over the many decades they’ve spent creating robot anime.
The “The Genes of Mushi Production: The Men Who Created Robots” talk event will be held at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum on March 12, 2017 at 1:00 JST. The talk is scheduled to last approximately 2 hours. Seating for the talk event is limited to 500 people, so advance registration is required, and to attend the talk one must purchase a ticket for entry to the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, which costs 700 yen ($6.17 US).
Official Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum event page
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