Noboru Rokuda, the author of Gigi la Trottola, in Lucca Comics and Games 2019


Published on Sep 12, 2019


After the master, Hirohiko “JoJo” Araki, Edizioni Star Comics announces that the sensei Noboru Rokuda, author of Dash best friend – Gigi la Trottola and F – Engines on the Track, will be a guest at Lucca Comics and Games 2019.

Before I leave you to the official press release, please note that the new edition of the manga Gigi the spinning Top will be released on the 9th of October for Edizioni Star Comics, while the animated series derived will be released for the first time on Blu-ray thanks to Anime Factory on September 19.

Lucca Comics & Games is pleased to welcome the master Rokuda Noboru, a brilliant and prolific cartoonist japanese author, among other things, of the famous Dash best friend. Funny manga sports of the beginning of the eighties, Dash best friend has inspired an eponymous animated series, which – arrived in Italy in 1983 with the title “Gigi la trottola” – has become in a short time, a real phenomenon of costume.

The manga tells the misadventures of resenting kappei Sakamoto (Gigi Sullivan in the Italian edition of the cartoon), a frivolous guy and philanderer is unexpectedly equipped with large capacity sports... in spite of an implausible stature of even a meter!!!

Despite the obvious physical limitations, to try to impress a girl best friend chooses to subscribe to the club that seems to be less suitable to him: that of a basketball. It will be the beginning of an incredible epic that lead him to try different sports, to face ever stronger opponents, and... to find the love of his life!

The Sensei will arrive in Italy thanks to the collaboration between the Festival, Jungle, Soul, Import and Edizioni Star Comics, and will attend various events, activities and meetings with the public. In particular, there will be the official presentation of the only Figures officially licensed Tatsunoko/Shogakukan dedicated to best friend – available at the fair at the stand of Jungle in a Limited Edition of only 200 individually numbered pieces. The purchase at the fair of the Figures will have the right to meet the master Rokuda Noboru and to sign autographs on the box in the appropriate space created on the box of the product specifically to accommodate the signature of the Sensei. The icing on the cake, Square, Star Comics, the Master will take part in the signing session of the brand new edition of the manga, which will be composed of 9 elegant volumes brossurati.

l complete programme of the events dedicated to the Sensei will be announced by the festival through the website and social channels the official, from the Jungle through the page Facebook “Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle“, and by Edizioni Star Comics through the web site and the social channels of the publisher.

Stay tuned on our official website, on the pages Facebook Edizioni Star Comics and Valiant Italy and on Instagram, Twitter and Telegram to receive all the updates!

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