Manga family: Akihiro Kimura (Akihiro Kimura)

Born in 1970. Major debut in character design of PC game "Sabash". To the popular illustrator with a big hit of "Emerald Dragon". As a manga artist also worked on numerous works, commissary version of "CYBORG 009 CALL OF JUSTICE" on March 30, 2018 was released simultaneously from KADOKAWA Famitsu Clear Comics at the same time.

An unrequited love of that time fruited.

First of all, congratulations "CYBORG 009 CALL OF JUSTICE" Comicized version concurrent book release and upward release congratulations.

Kimura:

Thank you very much.

How is the response?

Kimura:

It is already too much! It took five episodes to get used to how to draw battle garments (laugh).

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Is it there (laugh). But, certainly the combat clothing of "CYBORG 009 CALL OF JUSTICE" is a bit complicated design.

Kimura:

Since the original video work is 3DCG, you can move freely if you model it once, but you have to draw a frame in a comic. First of all, I have to push the design on my head and take balance according to the movement. At last I could not draw it with my heartfelt conscience until the final story.

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It was a really nice day!

Kimura:

No problem. But since Professor Shotaro Ishinomori, who I admired, was able to draw "009", it was already a really happy thing.

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What brought you to be able to handle comicalizing in the first place?

Kimura:

What is it? It happens to raise your hand, and it feels like you.
(In charge: No, Kimura's "009" liking was familiar well within KADOKAWA company, so I feel rightly right!)
However, there are times when you can handle "009" which I loved from long ago now! I was surprised. Actually ... About 25 years ago, I got an art book collection when I played the game I worked on, but here, too, I draw "009".

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Ah! It's true! It is a quarter of a century ago 25 years ago! What?

Kimura:

That's right. Unrequited love of 25 years ago, that is, now, to realize!

Difference between video and manga, production.

But, if you have such a strong feeling, was the pressure considerable?

Kimura:

But, since it is a comic rise that there is a video in the first place, the responsibilities are half by half (laugh).

What was fun?

Kimura:

I guess that I could draw a lot of 003. When I was painting her it was Shiawase (lol).

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On the contrary, what was the thawing?

Kimura:

It also looks like guts of battle garments (bitter smile), but in that complex form and with a lot of action scenes is the story "009". Among them, directing "acceleration" anyway. Since manga does not move like a picture, how does it make us feel uncomfortable speed? So, it was made to be "to disappear".

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As for "CYBORG 009 CALL OF JUSTICE" this time, "acceleration" is still a big theme. The scene of the problem from the end of the first volume to the beginning of the second volume. This was pretty shocking. And at the end of receiving it, Katharina says "Joe, you should be able to move faster" is not it?

Kimura:

That was a problem (laugh). Anyway, due to limitation of the number of pages towards the end, it was quite a difficult struggle.

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The second half is particularly dramatic because the sharpness of "dynamic" and "static" is working.

Kimura:

Manga is pretty good at showing "quiet". For example, if you add a word to a white frame, it becomes "static". However, the production of "dynamic" can hardly be applied to images.

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Speaking of "static", the last in the first volume, that time is completely stopped. So the shock is on the rise.

Kimura:

That scene, another one, I dared to clothe the two in order to produce shock. Although it remains battle clothes in the video work, it can not express the shock quite easily.

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Certainly the shock has been doubled because it expresses with clothes wearing "ordinary man". And, as an important scene of the last in the end, Katarina 's ... Because it becomes spoiler spell ... I will lay it down.

Kimura:

She is a character whose position changes as becoming an enemy or becoming a friend, and basically it has no facial expression, so it is difficult to draw emotions. So I have to show it in the atmosphere, but finally I showed my emotion at last.

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That is not painful.

Kimura:

I wanted to give the page a little more that scene. Because enemies are on their side, because Ishinomori Ismu is part of an important essence.

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In "CYBORG 009 CALL OF JUSTICE", three attractive female characters of important roles are also coming out. Françoise, Catalina, and Lucy. It is likely to sell when figures are made (laugh).

Kimura:

Kimura: I thought about the relationships of those characters so much ... Imagine ... I was delusioned and the SNS was greatly excited (laugh).

Ishinomori 's work crosses the spacetime.

Although it is "CYBORG 009 CALL OF JUSTICE" packed with highlights, what is the comicized version?

Kimura:

It is an epilogue of drawing that can only be read in books (laugh). No, but this is seriously alright, again, I think that zero-zero number cyborgs should not be lost by anyone. That is the premise. After all, it is a story to continue, so I wanted to preserve the image that faces forward.

Then, what kind of story would it be if Mr. Kimura drew the next "009"?

Kimura:

I agree…. This time, I have defeated the ability person who aligns with Ivan well, so maybe we may have to fight with ourselves next time. The strongest enemies are themselves.

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I see. It seems that Mome seems to be divided into two (laugh). By the way, what influence did Dr. Kimura have from the writer called Shotaro Ishinomori?

Kimura:

People who draw pictures of our generation do not have anyone who is not affected. Hero, a hero that carries things on the back as well. It is not merely a morality, but a hero himself as well. It was Mr. Ishinomori who built such a style. I am numbered by Ishinomori Ishi and I am here. I guess not only I am flowing under the root of all comics now.

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Is there any Ishinomori work you'd like to try other than "009"?

Kimura:

It is a special effects but "Akumaizer 3". If I express that in today's era ... No, it may be fun even at the end of the Edo period. I'm holding a sword anyway (laugh). There are many other works still available to Professor Ishinomori. "Kikaida" "Transformation ninja storm" ... "Robot criminal" A work similar to that in Hollywood was made later, but since the setting and the world view are solid, I think that I still want to ask the world there is.

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Well then, please also do the following!

Kimura:

Yes. Mr. KADOKAWA, please prepare a place to draw! (Lol)