And did you know... the January 6th episode of Renman featured a friendly faceoff between HIDESHI HINO and KAZUO UMEZU!?!?
The comic's theme was 初夢 (hatsuyume - "First dream of the new year") and the competition uses a chess clock approach, with 30 total minutes for each cartoonist. They start it off with a game of janken and Hideshi Hino wins, electing for Umezu to draw first.
Thanks to an Anonymous reader, here is the full episode (for now), enjoy!
And his opponent... Hideshi Hino!!
The episode's judges (Simon, Randy, Paula, Randy 2)
Umezu remains the happiest and sweetest person I've ever met
Hideshi Hino's horrible horror-drawing hands. I actually met him at ComicCon 2005 too, he was very sweet but much less friendly.
The Laughing Vampire/Grandpa
Facing off in their fancy, signature looks.
This is a scene from an imagined buddy film in my mind: "Grumpy Old Mangakas."
And finally, here is their comic! HIDESHI HINO vs. KAZUO UMEZU:
The winner as decided by the judges on the show: KAZUO UMEZU