This is mostly a reminder for any Tokyo folks that might be thinking about attending and/or sending us pics(?)... To celebrate the release of his newest manga collection, Shintaro Kago will be appearing at Taco Che and signing copies. The event will take place on February 1, 2009 from 3:00 - 4:00pm, and Kago will also be selling copies of his DVDs, prints and toys.
Kago's first new book in 10 months is called, おばあちゃんが死体くさいよ (Grandma's Stinking Corpse) and went on sale 1/20/09 for 1260 yen.
Full event details (and directions to Taco Che) are online here. If you're a SH reader and go to the event, it'd be cool to mention this site and his large (and growing) squad of English-speaking fans!
ALSO! There will be a second signing and book release event in Tokyo, in Koenji at the Matching Mole Cafe. That event is similar in format to the previous night at Cafe Flying Teapot that Nate attended, with books on sale and a screening of Kago's short films. The date is February 13, from 7-9pm. More details here.