A Milestone Gathering: Celebrating Yasuo Otagaki's 30 Years of Manga Mastery

In an exciting news for manga fans worldwide, a unique event is on the horizon to mark the 30th anniversary of Yasuo Otagaki, the renowned manga artist behind iconic works such as "Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt" and "MOONLIGHT MILE." For the first time, fans of Otagaki's captivating storyline and detailed art will be able to congregate and honor three decades of his outstanding contributions to the manga industry. This unique event promises a plethora of exclusive tales, advantages, and lavish prizes, making it a must-see for fans and followers of Otagaki's successful career.

Prizes will only be accessible to venue attendees, unless otherwise noted.


Event Details:

Date and time: Saturday, March 9, 2024. Doors open at 12:30 PM, and the event officially begins at 1:00 PM.
The event will take place at LOFT/PLUS ONE, which is located at 1-14-7 Hayashi Building B2, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. This facility is well-known for holding a wide range of cultural and entertainment events, making it an ideal setting for honoring Otagaki's 30th anniversary.

Featured Artists: The event will feature a number of notable visitors, including Yasuo Otagaki himself, designer Yoshiyuki Seki of VOLARE Inc., manga artist Mizuki Sakura, and brilliant illustrator umegrafix. This diverse panel of artists will share their perspectives and stories, providing fans with a unique view into the world of manga development.

The event will be moderated by Shinsuke Hiraiwa, a distinguished writer noted for his engaging manner and extensive knowledge of the manga and animation industries.


Tickets are available for 3,500 yen (excluding tax), with sales ending once seats are filled. To ensure their seat, attendees are recommended to buy their tickets early. For 1,500 yen (excluding tax), fans from all around the world can participate in the celebration via internet live broadcast via the official loftplusone Twitcasting page. The archived stream will be available for one week following the ceremony, ensuring that no one misses out on this historic moment.

This event, dubbed "Thank You Day" and scheduled for March 9th, 2024, is not only a celebration of Yasuo Otagaki's 30th anniversary as a manga artist, but also a heartfelt thank you to the fans and supporters who have accompanied him on this trip. Attendees can expect an immersive experience filled with rare anecdotes from Otagaki's career, special visitor advantages, and the opportunity to win sumptuous gifts in a lottery.

This meeting marks a historic point in Otagaki's career, giving fans an unprecedented chance to connect with the artist and his work on a personal level. Whether you're a fan of "Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt," "MOONLIGHT MILE," or are unfamiliar with Otagaki's work, this event promises to be a stunning celebration of invention, passion, and manga's timeless appeal. Join us on March 9th to celebrate Yasuo Otagaki's astounding 30-year legacy and explore the wonders of manga like never before.

Release of Otagaki's latest work

Coinciding with this historic occurrence, fans of "Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt" have another reason to celebrate. The much awaited 23rd volume of the manga series will be released on February 29th, priced at 990 Yen (taxes included). This new edition promises to expand on the epic saga that has captivated readers with its detailed mecha designs, compelling narrative, and deep investigation of the human condition against the backdrop of conflict.


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