In the past two days, there has been little news in the Japanese animation industry. The 91-year-old active manga artist Watanabe Masako announced that he will release his new manga, the name of the work is "Secret: Himishi", and, This comic is not a short story that ends in a single sentence, but is planned to be serialized, although the total length may not be too long, it adds up to a lot.
To serialize comics at the age of 91, this is a very surprising thing in Japan, where the retirement age is gradually delayed. I admire the energy and courage of the old lady.
This grandmother Masako Watanabe is not a "vegetarian" ", but a senior in the industry. As early as 1957, she was already famous in Japan.He has created comics such as "Mountain God Girl" and "City of Glass", and has made many contributions to the development of Japanese girl manga.
Look at the painting style of this old grandmother, it is indeed a bit of a sense of age. Looking at the title, it may be a work of girlish comics. Wasn’t there a saying that was popular before, it’s called men until death Juvenile, it seems that for female friends who have a girlish heart, no matter how old they are, they can still maintain a girlish heart and be the most beautiful little public.
Seeing this news, I can’t help but think of a piece of news that I shared with my friends in February 2019. A 13-year-old girl cartoonist in Japan announced her debut, which was still a girly theme. Comics.
13 years old, this counts as time, the age of junior high school students at most? At this age, I would draw some sun in the sky, and people started to draw comics. It was really strong.
Moreover, look at the painting style of others, it is not a simple stroke of a kid, it is really a level that can be serialized in a magazine, the style feels quite delicate, it looks very pleasing anyway, 13 Being so strong is really amazing.
However, this kid named Nana Hoshiki What I went to publish was only a 16-page short story, and now I search for her name, there is no more news for the time being, maybe she is now focusing on her studies again.
Every year JapanThere are actually a lot of new cartoonists, but there are not many who can finally come out and start serialization. This is the case in every industry. The top performers are only a few, and many people eventually lose sight of everyone or even withdraw from the industry.
But I think this is exactly how the Japanese animation industry is developed The reason is that so much fresh blood enters the industry every year, how can this industry not become stronger and stronger? Moreover, looking at what the elderly and children of other people do, it shows that their animation creation atmosphere is really strong. Those who reach 90 years old and children who only go to middle school can try it. This is really very interesting. Let domestic animation creators envy.
Similar elderly cartoonists are actually in JapanIt’s not uncommon. In 2013, the 91-year-old manga artist Shigeru Mizuki also created new short stories. His old man’s works such as "Graveyard Kitaro" are widely known, if not for 2015. After the death of illness, perhaps he will still create some short stories.
Look at Mr. Hayao Miyazaki, now he is too young It’s eighty and I have announced "retirement" many times. In the end, I continue to come back. For their beloved animation business, I think they want to do it for the rest of their lives, until the day they can no longer do it.