On August 23rd, book publisher Pia released a 60th anniversary compendium of the works of manga artist Leiji Matsumoto.
Titled “Leiji Matsumoto Pia”, the book features artwork from Matsumoto’s manga and anime series, including “Galaxy Express 999” and “Captain Harlock”, as well as an overview of the evolution of his characters and artwork over the past 60 years. The book also includes a special feature on the upcoming “Captain Harlock” 3D anime feature film, opening on September 7th. Features include a 2-person interview with voice actors Shun Oguri and Haruma Miura, question and answer sessions with Leiji Matsumoto, and a preview of the upcoming movie. The book also includes a poster of the many mechanical and vehicle designs from Matsumoto’s 60-year career.
The book retails for 1,000 yen.