Celebrate shojo at the Nakayosi 65th Anniversary Exhibition!

Manga magazine that brought us Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth turns 65!

Kodansha’s manga magazine Nakayosi was first printed in December 1954. In January 2020, Nakayosi, which brought us popular shojo titles such as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Magic Knight Rayearth, Cardcaptor Sakura, Saint Tail and many more is celebrating its 65th Anniversary. To commemorate this special occasion, an original art exhibition is being held until the 25th of December at the Yayoi Museum in Bunkyo, Tokyo.


Nakayoshi 65th Anniversary Exhibition Flier


Over 250 pieces of original art of many masterpieces such as Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight, Suzue Miuchi’s Youki Hiden, Yu Asagiri’s Nanairo Magic, Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, CLAMP’s Magic Knight Rayearth and Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Arc, which is currently being serialized, Moyoco Anno’s Sugar Sugar Rune PEACH-PIT’s Shugo Chara!, and many more are on display.

A special memorial corner for Ms. Asagiri, who passed away last year, has also been set up.

Moreover, visitors get to see freebies of Megumi Tachikawa’s Saint Tail, Reiko Yoshida and illustrator Mia Ikumi’s Tokyo Mew Mew that came with the magazine. There is also a corner introducing series currently being serialized on Nakayoshi, such as Izumi Todo and Futago Kamikita’s Precure Series!

Nakayoshi 65th Anniversary Exhibition
©秋元奈美/講談社 ©秋元康 木村千歌/講談社 ©あさぎり夕/講談社 ©あべゆりこ/講談社 ©安野モヨコ/コルク ©征海未亜・吉田玲子/講談社 ©上北ふたご・東堂いづみ ©ABC-A・東映アニメーション ©CLAMP・ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD./講談社 ©たかなししずえ・雪室俊一/講談社 ©Naoko Takeuchi ©立川恵/講談社 ©猫部ねこ/講談社 ©PEACH-PIT/講談社


Event goods are also on sale. The Official Nakayosi Art Book, the first in Nakayosi’s history, containing the works featured in the 65th Anniversary Exhibition by the legendary artists of the manga magazine is a must buy for fans.

Manga Planet will be covering the exhibition so please watch out for our report in the coming weeks!


Reproduction Art Prints, Art Book also available to overseas fans

In addition to the Art Book, reproduction art prints of six extremely popular titles on Nakayosi can be pre-ordered online not only by fans living in Japan but also by fans living overseas!


  • Nakayosi 65th Anniversary Framed Reproduction Art Print: Nanairo Magic (Yu Asagiri)
    Nakayosi 65th Anniversary Framed Reproduction Art Print: Nanairo Magic (Yu Asagiri)


Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to add these art prints to your collection.

Fans living in Japan can pre-order through Kodansha’s Online Store here:

Overseas fans can pre-order on Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop:

Each print costs 40,000 yen (excl. tax) plus shipping costs. Pre-order period is from October 4, 2019 until December 31, 2019. Art prints will be shipped from February 2020.


Nakayosi 65th Anniversary Exhibition Details

Date and time October 4 until December 25, 2019 10:00-17:00  (Last entry: 16:30)
*Closed on Mondays
Place Yayoi Museum (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General admission: 900 yen
University/Highschool student: 800 yen
Jr. Highschool/Elementary student: 400 yen
Official Site (in Japanese only)

©秋元奈美/講談社 ©あさぎり夕/講談社 ©あべゆりこ/講談社 ©安野モヨコ/コルク
©征海未亜・吉田玲子/講談社 ©CLAMP・ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD./講談社
©たかなししずえ・雪室俊一/講談社 ©Naoko Takeuchi
©立川恵/講談社 ©手塚プロダクション ©猫部ねこ/講談社 ©PEACH-PIT/講談社


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