Udon Entertainment has announced a brand new publishing collaboration with Japanese illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin, which will take place at San Diego Comic-Con, July 20-24, 2022. Tenjin will attend Comic-Con in person this year, as an honoured guest of the show with the support of CCI and UDON.
Hidetaka Tenjin (known to fans as simply Tenjin) is known throughout animation and collector circles for his concept and box art. His iconic work has helped to define the look of Macross Zero and Macross Frontier, and he has created dazzling and intricate mecha-focused pieces for properties from Gundam to Star Wars, Hellsing to Space Battleship Yamato 2205, and many, many more.
“I was honored to be introduced to Tenjin-Sensei in 2012, and this year marks us being friends for 10 years!” said Udon Entertainment Chief Erik Ko. “We have always wanted to work together on a project, but due to many different circumstances, we have not been able to officially collaborate until now. This project is an exciting beginning for us, and we at UDON hope it is just the beginning!”
“This project marks my first overseas publication but it’s actually Udon Entertainment’s second attempt to bring my work to the rest of the world,” says Tenjin. “The process has involved a lot of firsts for me personally, but thanks to Erik’s unwavering support our collaboration is starting to come together and I look forward to being able to reveal more details soon.”
The full nature of this publishing collaboration will be unveiled closer to Comic-Con, but fans of Hidetaka Tenjin’s work, and all mecha fans in anime & manga fandom, will absolutely not want to miss this. Look for further updates from UDON across social media @udonent.