Shuzo Noguchi To Launch Records of Genshu KickStarter


Source: Awesome Japan
Summary:

Shuzo Noguchi and Awesome Japan announced that they will kick off a KickStarter drive to translate Noguchi’s The Records of Genshu. The KickStarter has a goal of $3,000, which will be used for translation and editing of the work.

The work, which won Super Jump’s Best Manga Award, was tabled after Noguchi-sensei sustained a hand injury that effectively ended his manga career. Noguchi expressed a desire to return to the title, but intends to gauge the overall reception before moving forward with a continuation.

If funded, the final product is expected to reach backers by August 2015.


Shuzo Noguchi and Awesome Japan announced that they will kick off a KickStarter drive to translate Noguchi’s The Records of Genshu. The KickStarter has a goal of $3,000, which will be used for translation and editing of the work.

The work, which won Super Jump’s Best Manga Award, was tabled after Noguchi-sensei sustained a hand injury that effectively ended his manga career. Noguchi expressed a desire to return to the title, but intends to gauge the overall reception before moving forward with a continuation.

If funded, the final product is expected to reach backers by August 2015.

TOKYO, JAPAN — April 27, 2015 — Shuzo Noguchi will Kickstart a project to translate his award winning work. The manga had won Super Jump’s Best Manga Award, but was set aside after Noguchi had sustained an injury to his hand that left him unable to continue the work. After switching gears from manga artist to producer in the world of film and anime, he is making his return to manga to complete his unfinished work.

The work entitled The Records of Genshu, will revolve around a gifted doctor, well versed in the martial, as well as the medical arts, making his way during a time of social upheaval in Edo, Japan. Heavily influenced by the popular period dramas depicting that era, the work will also draw on Japanese mythology and urban legend to tell a tale equally suspenseful and exciting that reminds us that chivalry is not dead.

During his university years, Shuzo Noguchi mentored under the author of Lone Wolf and Cub, Kazuo Koike. After being selected as a finalist for the 29th Shueisha Weekly Shōnen Jump Akatsuka Award, he went on to become a prolific manga artist with the publication, working on among others, the best-selling series, Slam Dunk (author: Takehiko Inoue). A hand injury cut short his manga career, but he successfully went on to do design and illustration, and also produced, directed and did script writing for film and animated movies. He is currently a professor of the Art and Design College at Osaka Seikei University, working to bring up the next generation of young talent.

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