Marvel people (including EIC CBCebulski) were at Tokyo Comic Con this weekend. Where Marvel has had some big news to announce and it’s kinda Gorillaz-ish.
They are working on a project with Japan’s flagship group SEKAI NO OWARI (or End Of The World) to recreate the group as superheroic characters for a comic book series and a YouTube Premium streaming documentary that launches on December 11. 2018, REIMAGINE.
The comic is based on an original idea of the group, written by Greg Pak with character designs and comic books Takeshi Miyazawa, all colored by Ian Hareng.
A documentary on the series is released on 11.
Not that they are strangers to reinterpret themselves with iconic images …
Let’s take out some screenshots …
SEKAI NO OWARI) is a Japanese pop group from Tokyo. The group was formed in 2005 and has four members: Nakajin, Fukase, Saori and DJ Love.
Since their debut, they have released 3 albums and various singles as well as their own documentary film ‘TOKYO FANTASY’. The group performed at the famous Nissan Stadium, the largest concert hall in Japan and are currently considered one of the greatest musical groups in Japan. Their live performances and concerts are also praised, being considered one of the highest quality produced music events in the world, often compared to music festivals such as Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival. The band members also produced and wrote other content for several Japanese singers and groups, and lead singer Fukase inspired a synthesized Vocaloid character of himself.
In 2016, the group announced their intention to make their international debut with an English-language album currently in production and slated for release soon.
Maybe next to their comic / web series? Let’s watch the band in action…