Since moving to Tokyo a few years ago, I’ve learned one thing, Japan loves its crossover collaborations. If there is any sort of popular IP, you can almost guarantee that it will collaborate with another equally popular IP at some point within its lifespan. When you have an artist as prolific as Osamu Tezuka and a company who has created some of the most recognizable characters in video game history with Capcom, you’d be surprised that they haven’t collaborated previously, but that is all about to change with the Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters Art Exhibit which was recently announced to be taking place at the Osamu Tezuka Memorial Museum in Hyogo, Japan starting on October 23rd.
As the 81st special exhibition taking place at the Osamu Tezuka Memorial Museum, Capcom will be teaming up with Osamu Tezuka to showcase some of the history of Capcom, the developer of popular titles such as “Street Fighter”, “Mega Man” “Resident Evil” and “Monster Hunter.” But that’s not all, as there will also be collaboration pieces created by Osamu Tezuka and Tezuka Productions which will depict the Capcom characters in the legendary Tezuka Productions style. Furthermore, there will also be contributions from Capcom giving their spin on some of the historic Osamu Tezuka characters as well.
More of the fine details of the exhibit will be announced at a later date, but I am kinda bummed that it’s taking place quite far from me here in Tokyo. I would have to spend a pretty penny to get over to Hyogo to partake in the exhibition. That’s not to say that I won’t make the trip, but I think I’m gonna have to put a bit of money aside if I wanted to do so. The exhibition starts on October 23rd so I have a little bit of time to scour the couch for some lost 100 yen coins.