Updates 1 & 2: Added “imagine-nation” TV show paragraph and additional Nekogahara sketch. If more update happen over the next 24 hours, this post will be updated.
Back in September, in celebration of Nekogahara, Hiroyuki Takei held an autograph/signing event. Today, May 7th, 2016, the second event was completed in celebration of the release of the first Nekogahara manga volume. This event was a bit more of a “show” than the last one, with more live drawings, Q&A. Unlike the first event, Hiroyuki Takei’s other series, primarily Shaman King, were much more featured in this event.
Additionally, the event was recorded by NHK for their international channels and TV show “imagine-nation” which highlights various aspects of Otaku culture in English. No release date on when the episode will air, but they do have a weekly show. For a sample on what the episode may be like, you can view this VOD here about the manga IGAI. The programs are available world-wide through various methods (including web browsers).
Hiroyuki Takei also responded on Twitter with the following statement about the event (with a rough English translation following):
Today’s autograph session, meet lots of people and enjoyed it. Thanks for coming, thank you.
Below is some photos that highlight the event:
Image by @RioLi_
Image by @vagrantDreamers
Image by @KUROU____
Images by @metretsk
Image by @ochappa_sisters
Image by @ryi_chan21
Image by @arice438