Tuesday, September 15, 2020

"Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" Art Exhibit Announced

Mega Man and Astro Boy are finally teaming up! But not in the way you'd expect.

The hallowed Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall announced a brand-new "Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" art exhibit that will feature artwork of Capcom characters illustrated by Tezuka productions staff. Conversely, the exhibit will also feature illustrations of Tezuka characters drawn by Capcom artists. 

For an idea of what to expect, the key art above was drawn by Bengus. It features Capcom and Tezuka all-stars in an iconic stare-down. So neat!

The exhibit begins on October 23rd through February 23rd, 2021.

Source: Cinra

19 comments:

  1. Well, it's nice to see Capcom's marketing department is keeping busy at least.

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  2. Surprised to see a Red Earth character in there

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  3. A fighting game would be a surprise. Wishful thinking *Mega Man vs Astroboy*

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  4. That artwork looks like it came from an old Capcom magazine. Cool.

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  5. I'd be curious to see how Capcom artists render Pluto and Photar.

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    1. Oh wait, I don't think Photar as he existed in the old series is A Thing in Astro Boy anymore. Neither is Cobalt Jet, but he's been out of the picture for a longer time than Photar...

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    2. That's something i have been curious about for a long time.

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  6. I love how meagaman is shaking hands with astroboy.

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  7. *points*

    WHERE'S MR. HAMEGG?!

    Terrible, zero stars! *belch*

    Nice throwback to Marvel, by the way.

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  8. really awesome artwork!!!(especially chun li,roll,viewtiful joe,remembering leo & jon talbain,dr. light/wily,mega man & astro boy being together.)

    would be cool to see a fighting game out of this(maybe a sequel to tatsunoko vs capcom too.),a nippon ichi crossover(i loved morrigan & etna's interactions in cross edge and would love to see another attempt at a darkstalkers/disgaea crossover just with more characters from both series.) or a capcom vs. shonen jump game.

    (love bengus's artwork.really has a 90's capcom secret file look to it and like the homage to mvc's iconic poster.:3)

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  9. it would be cool getting a new game from this(maybe a game similar to astro boy:omega factor but with the capcom series as well.:3)

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  10. What a dream come true! Phoenix pointing at Black Jack has me laughing

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  11. Hm. The characters poses almost look like Marvel Vs Capcom's first game box art

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    1. That's because it was supposed to? It's the MvC1 poster art or something like that.

      I'd play a Tezuka vs Capcom. It won't happen. But I'd buy it.
      The MvC games were alot of fun.
      Tatsunoko vs Capcom is a gem. I love that game. It has two of my favorite characters ever in a dream tag: Zero and Tekkaman Blade! And what other game can you play as a giant cigarette lighter? They really need to re-release this game for PS4/5. Shame they lost the license. Fun fact: It's the only in arcade game I've ever beaten.

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  12. Looks quite insteresting!

    By the way, a bit of trivia: This is the 2nd time Mega Man characters meets Tezuka characters! The 1st time was in a Japan only mobile card game, but only if you got their cards in the Tezuka, Rockman X, and Rockman EXE events. (Yeah, not a good start...)

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  13. Now that's an epic crossover idea. Team up Capcom properties with Tezuka characters and you have a match made in heaven.

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  14. I've always thought design wise Mega Man looked more classic than Astro Boy and better aesthetically as well. Astro just looks... random, Mega Man looks cohesive and designed purposefully, like parts are deliberately made to fit and work with an overarching well intended structure.

    If Mega Man for example looks like an elegant of sorts Astro Boy, Astro Boy looks like a crude Disney Pinocchio.

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  15. It would be beyond awesome if the art exhibit ended with an annoucment or tease of a "Capcom vs. Tezuka" fighting game, won't happen but one can dream.

    This also reminds me of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, it still makes me sad that Capcom, as far as we know, hasn't tried anything to get the license back and re-release the game or make a upgraded port to current consoles (including the Switch).

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