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Leiji Matsumoto: Manga and Anime Legend of Sci-Fi and Beyond

Time and Location

Tuesday, March 26 at 8:00pm (EST)
Online – YouTube


One year has passed since we lost Japanese manga and anime legend Leiji Matsumoto, known for Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999 as well as Interstella 5555, his collaboration with Daft Punk. His works led the anime boom of 1970s and 1980s in Japan, influencing creators around the world. His philosophical themes brought about an era in which anime and manga took their place alongside mainstream films and literature to become a global phenomenon.

For the 19th episode of our JFNY Pop Culture series, we will explore the world of Leiji Matsumoto, the Sci-Fi manga and anime legend. Come join our panel discussion with four manga and anime experts: Darren-Jon Ashmore, Deborah Shamoon, Tim Eldred and Zack Davisson. They will introduce Matsumoto’s legacy and dive into the universal appeal and essence of the “Matsumoto style” on the first anniversary of his passing.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. If you have any questions about Leiji Matsumoto and his works, please submit them on the Eventbrite page when you register. Commenting will be also enabled on the YouTube stream.

To register, please click here: Leiji Matsumoto – Eventbrite

This is a FREE event. Registrants will receive the link to the stream via email.

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