Trophee's Three Major Artists

Yuji Kaida

Yuji Kaida (開田裕治 Kaida Yūji, born 1953) is a Japanese illustrator and mechanical designer born in the Hyōgo Prefecture, and a graduate of the Kyoto City University of Arts. He has worked on numerous high-profile properties, including Godzilla, Macross, Gundam, Patlabor, and Tomy's Zoids. For that latter series in particular, he was put in charge of creating a run of limited-edition sets that bore his name.

A coloring book of unique film monsters for all ages, including the original Ultra Monsters, Godzilla, Gamera, and Gundam.

Yuji Kaida is a popular Japanese illustrator who is known for his illustrations of film monsters. He has drawn dozens of popular monsters, foremost among them Godzilla, as well as many characters that have been less well-known outside of Japan until recently. His detailed graphic depictions of monsters have gained worldwide popularity, and Kaida is proudly recognized as a renowned monster artist in Japan. This is a coloring book that will appeal to Kaida fans of all ages and skill levels, containing 38 monster pictures chosen and arranged by Kaida himself.

Graphic artist Yuji Kaida is especially known for his illustrations of monsters and robots. During his 30-year career, he has drawn dozens of popular film monsters, foremost among them Godzilla, as well as many characters that have been less well-known outside of Japan until recently. Presented here is the first collection of Kaidas art relating to Godzilla and other Toho monster movies. Also in this volume, an extensive conversation with the artist (for those enthusiasts who can read Japanese). The numerous illustrations of science fiction terrors like Mothra, King Ghidorah, Moguera, Mechagodzilla and other classics are a treat for new fans and Godzilla connoisseurs alike.

Gundam – Yuji Kaida Art Works is a sumptuous collection of Gundam illustrations by Yuji Kaida, a veteran artist who is renowned for his Ultraman, Kajiu and Godzilla art works.

He had worked on numerous high-profile properties, including Godzilla, Macross, Gundam, Patlabor and Tomy's Zoids. For that latter series in particular, he was put in charge of creating a run of limited-edition sets that bore his name.

Goseki Kojima

Goseki Kojima is the artist of the epic Japanese manga 'Lone Wolf and Cub', written by Kazuo Koike. Kojima was born in Yokkaichi and began his career as a poster artist and painter, before settling in Tokyo in 1950. There, he worked as an artist of "kamishibai" (illustrated stories) for many years. In the late 1950s, he was also turning to mangas and created serials like 'Onmitsu Yûreijô' (1957), 'Yagyû Ningun' (1959) and 'Chôhen Dai Roman', a series of classic novel adaptations (1961-67), all distributed through libraries. In 1967, he switched to a more conventional distribution and made appearances in several magazines. Together with Kuzuo Koike, he created 'Kozure Okami', published in Manga Action from 1970 to 1976.

This grand series was first introduced to English readers under the title 'Lone Wolf and Club' in 1987, when the publisher First Comics brought small parts of it to the market. It immediately captured the attention and fascination of many comic readers, for the intelligent, action-packed stories and stunning artwork. Artist Frank Miller has been especially influenced by this work. In addition to 'Lone Wolf', Kojima and Koike cooperated on series like 'Kawaite Soro', 'Kubikiri Asa', 'Hanzô Nomon', 'Bohachi Bushido' and 'Tatamidori Kasajiro'. In 1994, he became editorial consultant for the magazine Manga Japan.

 

TOKYO, Sept. 22, 2021 TROPHEE, in collaboration with SOZO COMICS exhibited Goseki Kojima’s Artworks as NFTs

For the fans around the world, Goseki Productions have decided to release NFT arts based on more than 65,000 original artworks by Tsuyu Kojima managed by Trophee. "Goseki- Female Ninja Oboro" and "Goseki- Samurai" are the first two pieces of NFT art. These pieces were sold via members-only auction on Trophee.xyz. In order to participate in these NFT  auctions, users must also purchase a membership card on Trophee.xyz.

Goseki - Female Ninja Oboro

Goseki Productions based in Tokyo manages the copyright of deceased Eisner Award Hall of Fame manga artist Goseki Kojima, famous for his works in period dramas. The Eisner Awards is a prestigious award that recognizes cartoonists inducted into the hall of fame. Goseki will exhibit NFT art on TROPHEE, through SOZO COMICS. With the motto "Artist Direct, Digital First", SOZO COMICS is distributing Japanese manga works digitally to the world by planning and developing various NFT products using NFT art and blockchain technology.

Goseki - Samurai

Born in a painter's house, Goseki Kojima made his debut as a manga artist after working as a book rental manga artist while drawing pictures on movie signs and picture-story shows. His representative works include "Lone Wolf and Cub," "Samurai Executioner," "Musashi Miyamoto," and many other graphic novel-style manga. In 2004, he entered the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame.

TROPHEE has established and operated one of the world's largest manga NFT marketplaces, with the beta version of the marketplace open to the public since July 2021. They have also published their own staking token called MANGA TOKEN, which had an Initial Exchange Offering and Initial DEX Offering in August 2021.

Goseki Productions: https://www.gosekipro.com

SOZO COMICS: https://www.sozoip.com/

TROPHEE: https://www.trophee.xyz (NFT Marketplace Beta)

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https://www.mangatoken.org

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Shiori Kawana

Shiori is a former Japanese idol, who appears mainly in magazines and on DVD, and with 3 photo books and over 30 DVDs published. Ranked #1 in Ameba Blog in 2008, Shiori had published a blog book in 2009. Creating stories and making characters are what she likes.

 

 

She started drawing and posting manga on LINE Indies manga from 2020, she had made“Egwin and Friends” and “Fade-Away Bunny”, updated daily by turns. And now, she is obsessed with Decentraland, and is spending life in the metaverse.

Twitter: @shiorikawana, @nyan_verse  (mainly tweets activities on Decentraland)

Blog: https://lineblog.me/shiori_kawana/

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