Manabu Akishige

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Manabu Akishige
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Background information
Born August 24, 1967 (age 54)
Yamaguchi, Japan[1]
Occupation(s) Mangaka

Manabu Akishige (秋重学, born August 24, 1967) is a manga artist from Japan. He has worked with Weezer on numerous occasions.

Overview

Akishige first collaborated with Weezer through his manga series Go-On!, notable for featuring numerous real Weezer albums (specifically, The Blue Album and The Red Album) as integral plot elements.[2] It was serialized between 2007 and 2009,[citation needed] with tankōbon releases beginning in April, 2008.[3] The tankōbon release of volume 2 in Japan included an obi advertising the release of The Red Album, alongside a quote from Rivers Cuomo praising the manga.[4]

Around June, 2008, a promotional poster featuring Akishige's art of two Go-On! characters listening to The Red Album was created and used to advertise the album's recent release.[5]

On June 20, 2008, a Japan-exclusive iTunes single for "Troublemaker" was released.[6] The cover featured an illustration by Akishige, depicting a high school-aged girl holding a =W= branded purse.[7] This art was later used for the promotional EP Troublemaker Remixes, and on the Mexican release of the compilation CD Six Hits. The back cover of both releases included the Go-On! art used on the The Red Album poster.

A promotional poster for "Troublemaker" featuring the full illustration used on the Japanese iTunes single was created at some point during 2008.

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References

  1. 秋重学(作画者). (1999). ナマズの巣, 16.
  2. 6月12日、ウィーザーと『GO-ON!』が誌面でコラボレーション!. Universal Music Japan. (2008, May 10). Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.universal-music.co.jp/weezer/news/2012-03-2008news/.
  3. GO-ON! (manga) [Release dates]. Anime News Network. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=16220&page=28.
  4. 7月も、やっぱりウィーザーでしょ!. Universal Music Japan. (2008, July 9). Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.universal-music.co.jp/weezer/news/2012-03-2008news/.
  5. ウィーザーがロック漫画「GO-ON!」とコラボ!. Universal Music Japan. (2008, June 6). Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.universal-music.co.jp/weezer/news/2012-03-2008news/.
  6. 日本限定デジタル・シングル「トラブルメイカー」本日発売!. Universal Music Japan. (2008, August 20). Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.universal-music.co.jp/weezer/news/2012-03-2008news/.
  7. ウィーザー、待望の東京公演が遂に発表!&週刊ヤングサンデー連載中の人気ロック漫画「GO-ON!」作家との新たなコラボレーションも決定!. Universal Music Japan. (2008, July 24). Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.universal-music.co.jp/weezer/news/2012-03-2008news/.