JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure creator Hirohiko Araki and Monster creator Naoki Urasawa are two of 18 artists creating official posters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Urasawa will create a poster highlighting the Olympic games and Araki will provide artwork for the Paralympic Games poster.
The Tokyo 2020 Official Art Poster Project is bringing together domestic and international artists. The full roster includes artist Shinro Ohtake, graphic designer Daijirō Ōhara, calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa, artist Tomoko Konoike, graphic designer Taku Satoh, the Games’ logo designer Asao Tokolo, photographer Takashi Homma, WERK magazine art director Theseus Chan, Dutch artist Viviane Sassen, illustrator and author Philippe Weisbecker, calligrapher Kōji Kakinuma, graphic designer Goo Choki Par, artist Tomoyuki Shinki, photographer Mika Ninagawa, artist Chihiro Mori, and artist Akira Yamaguchi.
Araki previously drew poster artwork for the National Disabled Persons Sports Festival in 2016.
The “Anime x Para: Who is Your Hero?” animated project is highlighting athletes in the Paralympic Games with collaborations with popular anime characters.