Earlier today, the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee announced that manga artists Hirohiko Araki and Naoki Urasawa will design official posters for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
According to the announcement, Urasawa will craft the Olympics poster, while Araki brings the Paralympic theme to life.
The 2020 Olympic Games will be held from July 24 through August 9, 2020 in Tokyo. The venue, New National Stadium, is currently under construction and on track to open in time for the games.
Naoki Urasawa has been active in the industry since 1981, when he debuted with Return. He would win Shogakukan’s New Manga Artist Award for the work in 1982. Since then, he’s gone on to write numerous prominent titles, including Yawara! (1986 – 1993), Monster (1994 – 2001), and 20th Century Boys (1999 – 2007). Through his career, Urasawa has won the Shogakukan Manga Award thrice, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize twice, and the Kodansha Manga Award.
Hirohiko Araki has been active in the entertainment industry since 1980. He made his debut in with one-shot series Poker Under Arms and wrote limited series Baoh in 1984. Araki’s most prominent work, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, launched in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 1986, and is currently ongoing. The title spans 125 volumes as of press time.
Viz Media holds the rights to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, which they describe as:
Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!
Source: Comic Natalie
Hirohiko Araki & Naoki Urasawa Designing 2020 Olympics & Paralympics Posters – Samantha Ferreira