Katsushi Murakami will be releasing his first design art collection All About Katsushi Murakami: Super Hero Industrial Design Art Collection. It will be released on February 21, 2017 and cost 4200¥.
Katsushi is a well-known designer of numerous heroes and robots, including Brave Raideen, Space Sheriff Gavan, Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Spider-Man (Toei TV series), and more.
Katsushi joined Bandai in 1961, and later joined the toy company Poppy. He became involved in the development of Super Alloy Mazinger Z and became known as the “Creator of Super Alloy”. He also worked on animation projects such as Super Electromagnetic Robot Com-Battler V, and handled many of the designs for the Space Detective Metal Hero and Kamen Rider series, Denshi Sentai Denziman and Battle Fever J. It was rare for a designer for a toy company to be credited.
All About Katsushi Murakami: Super Hero Industrial Design Art Collection is a B5 size and contains 248 full color images.
A special book release event will also be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 2:00PM to 7:30PM JST at Ebisu 29 in Tokyo. Only 50 attendees will be allowed in and the current number at the time of this article is 41.
Katsushi Murakami will delve deeper into the characters and shows contained in the books. He will also discuss personal stories.
Tentative Guest List:
Shohei Kusaka (Actor)
Kazutoshi Yokoyama (Veteran suit actor)
Takumi Tsutsui (Actor)
Seiko Seno (Actor)
Date and Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 2:00PM to 7:30PM JST
Book Delivery: 2PM-4:30PM
Guest Talk: 5PM-6PM
Katsushi Murakami Talk: 6PM-8PM
Talk Only: 3000¥
Book Only: 4200¥
Talk, Book and Original Picture Movie Download Card: 7500¥ (Sold Out)
All About Katsushi Murakami: Super Hero Industrial Design Art Collection is available on Amazon Japan (which can be shipped to the USA).