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JoJo’s Hirohiko Araki and Monster’s Naoki Urasawa to Draw Tokyo Olympics Posters

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are on the not-so-distant horizon, and the official organizing committee behind it has some more special promotional content in store. The latest to be announced is a list of 18 artists who will be illustrating official posters for the events, and two big stars of the manga world are among them.

The manga artists contributing their own takes on both include Naoki Urasawa (Monster, Pluto, 20th Century Boys), who will be working on a poster for the Olympics, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure creator Hirohiko Araki, who will be doing the same for the Paralympics.

Here’s the official list for both sides:

Olympic poster artists:

  • Naoki Urasawa (manga artist) 
  • Shinro Otake (painter) 
  • Daijiro Ohara (graphic designer) 
  • Shoko Kanazawa (calligrapher) 
  • Tomoko Koumoike (artist)
  • Taku Sato (graphic designer) 
  • Asao Tokoro (designer) 
  • Takashi Honma (photographer) 
  • Theseus Chan (art director) 
  • Viviane Sassen (photographer)
  • Philippe Weisbecker (artist)

Paralympic poster artists:

  • Hirohiko araki (manga artist) 
  • Kouji Kakinuma (calligrapher) 
  • GOO CHOKI PAR (graphic designer)
  • Tomoyuki Araki (artist) 
  • Asao Tokoro (designer) 
  • Mika Ninagawa (photographer, film director) 
  • Chihiro Mori (artist) 
  • Akira yamaguchi (painter) 

Source: Organizing Committee via Crunchyroll

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