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Article: Shunya Yamashita Exhibition ~BISHOUJO 15th anniversary~,TOKYO

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Shunya Yamashita Exhibition ~BISHOUJO 15th anniversary~,TOKYO

Kotobukiya's BISHOUJO series, which features various characters from movies, games, and comics reimagined from a unique perspective by Shunya Yamashita, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, we are hosting an exhibition that showcases approximately 70 illustrations from the BISHOUJO series and about 20 original illustrations by Yamashita, displaying a total of approximately 90 high-resolution, large-format pieces.

To commemorate the special exhibition, we will release 88Graph prints hand-signed by Shunya Yamashita, along with various merchandise at the venue. Some items will also be available on the EDITION88 online store. Additionally, for our overseas customers (those residing outside of Japan), we will offer a pre-sale of 88Graph (Deluxe version) of Kotomi Kotobuki, the main character of BISHOUJO 15th anniversary, starting on July 7th at 3:00 AM JST (July 6th at 11:00 AM PDT). Please scroll down this page for more details.

 

Shunya Yamashita

Profile:

He currently resides in Tokyo and entered the gaming industry through working at an illustration production company.

He later worked as a freelance illustrator for magazines, books, and games.

In recent years, he has participated in many creative projects, also creating original statue designs for Kotobukiya’ s BISHOUJO Series.

His illustration and column project, Plastic Angels, is currently being serialized in the magazine Armour Modelling.

An all-new illustration book published by Dainipponkaiga, Plastic Angels 2, was released in April 2020.

Message:

 Have my drawings held any meaning? What can I truly accomplish? Reflecting on the BISHOUJO series, the past 15 years have been filled with such questions, constantly questioning myself. Once my drawings are completed and leave my hands, there is little I can do until they become figures. That's why I have always drawn with full commitment. I would be delighted if you could enjoy the evolution of my 15-year journey.

 

Exhibition:

Event Name: Shunya Yamashita Exhibition BISHOUJO Series 15th Anniversary

Period: September 13, 2024 (Friday) to September 24, 2024 (Tuesday)

Venue: Design Festa Gallery Harajuku, EAST 1F (Tokyo)

Address: 3-20-2, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Admission until 30 minutes before closing

On the final day, the exhibition closes at 5:00 PM

Admission Fee: Free

 

 What is the BISHOUJO Series

The BISHOUJO series reimagines characters from popular comic books, games, and movies from a Japanese perspective and transforms them into unique “BISHOUJO” style statues.

Based on art by illustrator Shunya Yamashita, the series aims to provide figures inspired by Japanese art to fans throughout the world.

Since release of the first BISHOUJO statue in 2009, the series has continued for fifteen years and will continue for many more!

Keep an eye out for more exciting additions to the ever-expanding BISHOUJO world!

 

Product Information:

In conjunction with this exhibition, we will release limited edition 88Graph prints, each hand-signed by Shunya Yamashita. The 88Graph lineup will include over 10 works from the BISHOUJO series and original illustrations. Further details will be announced on EDITION88 website and social media (X, facebook, Instagram) later, so please stay tuned.

Ahead of this exhibition, four types of 88Graph were unveiled at Kotobukiya booth during the Anime Expo in Los Angeles. To commemorate this event, we will offer a pre-sale of ‘’Kotomi Kotobuki, 88Graph (Deluxe ver.) for our overseas customers (those residing outside Japan) starting on July 7th at 3:00 AM JST (July 6th at 11:00 AM PDT). 

Please note: The pre-sale will be available on the English site (edition88.com). It will not be available on the Japanese site (edition-88.com).

 ©KOTOBUKIYA

Kotomi Kotobuki, BISHOUJO 15th anniversary, 88Graph #1 (Deluxe ver.) 

●Hand-signed by Shunya Yamashita
●Limited edition of 30
●Medium: 88 Graph
●Frame size 622×471×20mm / 24.49 x 18.54 x 0.79inch

Please access the product page from the link below after the release date and time.

Product page

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