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Leiji Matsumoto (松本 零士 Matsumoto Reiji) is a well-known creator of several anime and manga series. He was born in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan on January 25, 1938. The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Manga )   (pl. ... Downtown Kurume. ... Fukuoka Prefecture ) is located on KyÅ«shÅ« Island, Japan. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Space opera

Some fans praise Matsumoto for his space operas such as Space Battleship Yamato. Many such as Toshio Okada and Eiichiro Oda have remarked in interviews that the Romanticism prevalent in his work has inspired them both. His style is characterized by tragic heroes; tall, slender, fragile-looking heroines with strong wills and in some cases, god-like powers; and a love of analog gauges and dials in his spacecraft. Those prominent gauges and dials are affectionately called "松本ゲージ" (Matsumoto Gēji, lit. Gauges of Matsumoto) or "松本メーター" (Matsumoto Meter) by his fans. Another trademark of his is putting a series of "9"s or "0"s in his manga titles (The word "rei" in his name means "0"). His beloved cat Mī-kun often makes appearances in his work. (His current cat is named Mī-kun III). Classic pulp space opera cover, with the usual cliché elements. ... Space Battleship Yamato ) is a Japanese science fiction anime series and the name of its eponymous space craft. ... Toshio Okada , born July 1, 1958) is an anime producer, author, and lecturer. ... Eiichiro Oda , born January 1, 1975 in Kumamoto, Kumamoto) is a Japanese manga artist, best known as the creator of the manga and anime One Piece. ... Wanderer above the sea of fog by Caspar David Friedrich Romanticism is an artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in 18th century Western Europe during the Industrial Revolution. ...


Career

Matsumoto made his debut under his real name, Akira Matsumoto, in 1953. In the early years of his career he mostly drew shōjo manga, although he intensely disliked this genre. However, during this period he met the woman who is now his wife, shojo manga artist, Miyako Maki (who's better known as the creator of the doll, Licca-chan, the Japanese equivalent of Barbie). It wasn't until the mid-60's that he was given the chance to publish in magazines aimed at boys. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Shōjo or shoujo (少女 lit. ... Super Doll★Licca-chan ) is TV anime series which ran on TV Tokyo from 1998—1999. ... Barbie is a best-selling doll launched at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. ...


Matsumoto had his big break with Otoko Oidon, a series that chronicled the life of a ronin (a young man who was preparing himself for entrance examinations to universities and colleges), in 1971. The series was met with both critical as well as public acclaim. Around the same time he started a series of unconnected short stories set during World War II, Senjo Manga Series, which would eventually become popular under the title The Cockpit. Graves of the forty-seven Ronin at Sengaku-ji Ronin robbing a merchants house in Japan around 1860 (1) For other uses, see Ronin (disambiguation). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Cockpit is a 1993 anime based on three manga by artist Leiji Matsumoto. ...


Both his involvement in Space Battleship Yamato (1974) and the debut of the highly popular series Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 (both 1977) made him one of the most popular artists in the entire manga-industry. Animated versions of both series also proved to be very successful. Both series being set in the same universe spanned several spin offs and related series, most notably Queen Emeraldas and Queen Millennia. This shared universe is often called the Leijiverse or the Matsumoto Milieu. Space Battleship Yamato ) is a Japanese science fiction anime series and the name of its eponymous space craft. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Captain Harlock , lit. ... Galaxy Express 999 (銀河鉄道999; Ginga Tetsudō Three-Nine) is a manga written and drawn by Leiji Matsumoto, as well as various anime films and TV series based on it. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Queen Emeraldas is a four-episode Japanese anime OAV that continues the Harlock Saga created by Leiji Matsumoto. ...

Maeter robot at New Kitakyushu Airport
Maeter robot at New Kitakyushu Airport

By the late 80s, Matsumoto's influence seemed to somewhat dwindle. However, the debut of an all-new Galaxy Express 999 series in 1998 was greeted with enthusiastic success and started a "renaissance". Since then numerous anime based on his works have been produced, including a new Captain Harlock-OVA, as well as several animations based on Galaxy Express 999's Maeter (a name popularly mistransliterated as "Maetel" ever since the initial 1980 Roger Corman dub of the first 999 film, though the Japanese interchangeably use both spellings) and other aspects of the Leijiverse. Image File history File linksMetadata Maetel. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Maetel. ... New KitakyÅ«shÅ« Airport ) (IATA: KKJ, ICAO: RJFR), has been built three kilometres offshore in the Suo Nada area of the Seto Inland Sea on an artificial island (4th in Japan) in the south of Kitakyushu, Japan. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Captain Harlock , lit. ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ...


Matsumoto also supervised the creation of several music videos for the French house group Daft Punk, set to tracks from their album Discovery. These videos were issued end-to-end (making a full-length animated movie) on a DVD release entitled Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... French house is a late 1990s form of house music, greatly influenced by 1970s and 1980s disco and funk as well as the productions of Thomas Bangalter. ... Daft Punk is the collective name of Paris house musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974)[1] and Thomas Bangalter (born January 3, 1975). ... Discovery is the 2001 sophomore album by Daft Punk. ... Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem is a Japanese animated film from the year 2003. ...


About two dozen bronze statues - each perhaps four feet tall - of characters and scenes from Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999 were erected in the downtown area of Tsuruga in 1999. Each statue includes a plaque at its base explaining the character, and featuring Matsumoto's signature. Tsuruga (敦賀市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ...


Leiji Matsumoto is also often (mis)credited as the "creator" of Space Battleship Yamato (known outside Japan under various names, but most commonly as Star Blazers). In truth, he was brought onto the project after its conception by producer (and by extension, actual creator) Yoshinobu Nishizaki, but it is now generally agreed that Matsumoto's artistic vision and direction is the primary reason why Yamato was such a memorable success. Matsumoto created a manga loosely based on the series, and the Yamato makes cameo appearances (sans crew) in several of his works including the Galaxy Express 999 manga. A recent work by Matsumoto called Great Yamato featuring an updated Yamato had to be renamed Great Galaxy due to the legal issues with Nishizaki. As of this writing both Matsumoto and Nishizaki are working on independent anime projects featuring the acclaimed Space Battleship Yamato, with the conditions that Matsumoto cannot use the name Yamato or the plot or characters from the original and Nishizaki cannot use the conceptual art, character or ship designs of the original. Space Battleship Yamato ) is a Japanese science fiction anime series and the name of its eponymous space craft. ...


List of works

Space Battleship Yamato ) is a Japanese science fiction anime series and the name of its eponymous space craft. ... Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace (Planet Robot Danguard Ace) is a Japanese science fiction anime series created by Leiji Matsumoto. ... A syndicated anime cartoon anthology during the early 1980s, it was produced by Jim Terry and consisted of five imported Japanese giant robot serials (originally produced in the mid-1970s). ... Galaxy Express 999 (銀河鉄道999; Ginga Tetsudō Three-Nine) is a manga written and drawn by Leiji Matsumoto, as well as various anime films and TV series based on it. ... Captain Harlock , lit. ... Science Fiction Saiyuki Starzinger (Japanese: SF西遊記 スタージンガー) was an anime series aired in Japan from 1978 to 1979. ... A syndicated anime cartoon anthology during the early 1980s, it was produced by Jim Terry and consisted of five imported Japanese giant robot serials (originally produced in the mid-1970s). ... DVD cover for Arcadia of My Youth. ... The Cockpit is a 1993 anime based on three manga by artist Leiji Matsumoto. ... Queen Emeraldas is a four-episode Japanese anime OAV that continues the Harlock Saga created by Leiji Matsumoto. ... Harlock Saga is a six-part anime miniseries (three hours in total length) by Leiji Matsumoto. ... Image From Amazon. ... Cosmo Warrior Zero is an anime series. ... Gun Frontier (ガンフロンティア) is an anime series based on the Captain Harlock saga. ... Submarine Super 99 is a television series created by Leiji Matsumoto. ... Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem is a Japanese animated film from the year 2003. ... The Galaxy Railways is a 26 episode sci-fi anime series set in the far reaches of space. ... Galaxy Express 999 (銀河鉄道999; Ginga Tetsudō Three-Nine) is a manga written and drawn by Leiji Matsumoto, as well as various anime films and TV series based on it. ...

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Leiji Matsumoto - definition of Leiji Matsumoto in Encyclopedia (445 words)
Leiji Matsumoto (松本 零士 Matsumoto Reiji) is a well-known creator of several anime and manga series.
Matsumoto also supervised the creation of several music videos for the techno music group Daft Punk, set to tracks from their album "Discovery." These videos were issued end-to-end (making a full-length animated movie) on a DVD release entitled Daft Punk and Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.
Leiji Matsumoto is also often credited as the creator of Space Battleship Yamato, known outside Japan as Star Blazers.
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