In an exciting and slightly unexpected turn of events, acclaimed mangaka Naoki Urasawa announced that he’s creating his own YouTube channel. This announcement was unusual, in the sense that it came on the same day his currently-airing series Asadora‘s fifth volume was released.
His YouTube channel has a quirky and simple name “Urasawa Channel”. There’s been only one video released as of now, the title of which is translated “Manga Artist Urasawa Naoki is Starting YouTube”. You can watch his channel here.
In this article, we’ll be giving you in-depth information on how Naoki Urasawa plans to do with his YouTube channel.
Type of Content for “Urasawa Channel”?
In the short video of about 4 minutes, Naoki Urasawa explains his vision for his YouTube channel. He outlines how he’ll be curating content and videos to publish for his channel. Furthermore, he explained the logo and banner that he chose for his YouTube channel.
Towards the end of the video, Urasawa elaborated on how he plans to increase outreach from mangakas and bridge misunderstandings. He has created a rough outline of how he plans to include content ranging from live-drawing tutorials to informal conversations and friendly chats with fellow manga artists.
This content plan does sound exciting as this can help make manga authors more accessible and understandable to readers.
Who is Naoki Urasawa?
Naoki Urasawa is a highly popular manga author famous for his works like Monster and 20th Century Boys. His work, Monster, made him popular on the international stage and has won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in 2001.
Similarly, Urasawa has won numerous awards like the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and Kodansha Manga Award among many others. Naoki Urasawa’s works have a unique feel to it and often explore philosophical dilemmas that are hard to resolve.