It’s officially summer in Japan! Here are some of the manga-related events and exhibitions taking place this August 2020, but make sure you practice social distancing and abide by the preventive measures taken by the organizers when joining these events!
Shaman King 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Aug 8-23 in Aomori
— シャーマンキング展【公式】 (@shamanking_ten) June 20, 2020
To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Shaman King, an original artwork exhibition will be held in Aomori.
|Date and time||August 8, 2020 until August 23, 2020 10:00-18:00
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
|Place||New’s Hall, 3F New’s TO-O Bldg (Access Map)|
|Entrance Fee||Advance Tickets
General: 2,000 yen
Advance ticket with limited goods (Totebag and undershirt set): 3,500 yen
Advance ticket with limited goods (5-pc set bath salt): 3,000 yenThe number of advance tickets and advance tickets with goods will be limited. On-site tickets (Will be available only if advance tickets are not sold out)
General: 2,300 yen
|Official Site||http://www.shamanking-exhibition.com/ (in Japanese only)|
D.Gray-man Original Artwork Exhibition -The World of Katsura Hoshino-: Aug8-19 in Tokyo
— D.Gray-man原画展 (@dgrayman_genga) May 15, 2020
An original artwork exhibition of Katsura Hoshino-sensei’s masterpiece D.Gray-man will be held. The exhibition will depict the story of dynamic spirit and challenges with original drawings and other materials. Original goods will also be sold at the venue.
|Date and time||August 8, 2020(Sat) until August 19, 2020(Wed) 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
*Until 8 PM on August 9(Sun), 10 (Mon).
|Place||Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store, Annex 2F (Seibu Gallery) (Access)|
|Entrance Fee||Adults: 900 yen
High school and university students: 700 yen
Junior high school student: 500 yen
Free for elementary students and younger
*Students are required to present their student ID card.
|Official Site||http://dgrayman.gengaten.com/index.php/?post_type=item (in Japanese only)|
Comic Cune 5th Anniversary Fair: Aug 8 onwards
— アニメイト岡山 (@animateokayama) August 7, 2020
The Comic Cune 5th Anniversary Fair will also be held in Animate stores nationwide. During the fair, you will receive one clear bookmark (9 types) for every purchase. The design of the bookmark cannot be chosen since it’s based on the purchased product.
|Date and time||From August 8, 2020 (Sat) and will end when the benefits are gone.|
|Place||Animate Stores Nationwide|
There will be a lottery for the entrance to the event.
Lottery information will be announced on BOOKMARK Asakusabashi official Twitter and the Event Homepage
|Official Site||https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104196 (in Japanese only)|
Comic Cune 5th Anniversary Fair in Animate Shibuya: Aug 8-Sept 13 in Shibuya
【8/8（土）「コミックキューン5周年記念フェア inアニメイト渋谷」 にご参加ご希望のお客様】
— アニメイト渋谷【短縮営業中】 (@animateshibuya) August 7, 2020
To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Comic Cune, a fair will be held in Animate Shibuya. During the fair, 5th Anniversary products will be on sale. There will also be a lottery in which you can participate by exchanging fair point receipts (1P) from purchasing the target products. The prize is a signed mini shikishi.
|Date and time||August 8, 2020 (Sat) until September 13, 2020 (Sun)|
|Place||Animate Shibuya Only Shop Space|
|Official Site||http://comiccune.jp/news/7823/ (in Japanese only)|
Hakusensha Fair 2020: Aug 20-Sept 17
— アニメイト 本チーム (@animatebooks) August 7, 2020
Animate will be holding the Hakusensha Fair 2020. During the fair, for every product under the fair purchased, 1 fair point will be given.
For magazines and paradise books, 2 points will be given for each copy.
You can receive a 16-page booklet (2 types Girl’s Side, Men’s Side) in exchange for your collected fair points (3 fair points needed).
|Date and time||August 20, 2020 (Thu) until September 17, 2020 (Thu)|
|Place||Animate Stores Nationwide|
|Official Site||https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104216 (in Japanese only)|
Dengeki Bunko Super Appreciation Fair 2020 on animate: Aug 7-Sept 30
— アニメイト秋葉原本館 (@animateakiba) August 12, 2020
“Dengeki Bunko Super Appreciation Fair 2020” will be held in bookstores across Japan. Animate will also be participating in the fair. Along with the nationwide fair specials, Animate will also prepare limited benefits. During the fair period, an illustration card (13 types) will be given with every purchase of eligible products.
|Date and time||August 7, 2020 (Fri) until September 30, 2020 (Wed)|
|Place||Animate Stores Nationwide|
|Official Site||https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104113 (in Japanese)|
Hoozuki no Reitetsu Original Artwork Exhibition: Aug 12-24 in Tokyo
— 「鬼灯の冷徹」公式アカウント (@hozukiofficial) January 8, 2020
A large-scale exhibition will be held to commemorate the completion of the Hoozuki no Reitetsu series. Raw manuscripts will be on display. In addition, a new book is planned to be release.
|Date and time||August 12, 2020 (Wed) until August 24, 2020 (Mon)|
|Place||Matsuya Ginza 8th Floor Event Square (Access)|
|Entrance Fee||To be announced|
|Official Site||To be announced|
Manga “Moshimo Tokyo” Exhibition: Summer 2020 in Tokyo
The “Moshimo Tokyo” exhibition, where 20 different manga artists will create manga based on the theme of “What if Tokyo”, is scheduled for Summer 2020 in Tokyo.
|Date and time||Summer 2020|
|Place||The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo|
|Official Site||https://mangamoshimotokyo.jp/ (in Japanese only)|
Hisashi Sekiya and the Era of Sports Manga Overtime ~ Another Shonen Manga History ~: July 18-Sept 13 in Kyushu
— 北九州市漫画ミュージアム KITAKYUSHU MANGA MUSEUM (@ktqmm) July 18, 2020
The exhibition will look back on the work of Hisashi Sekiya (1928-2000), a shonen manga artist from Kitakyushu who was active in the golden age of monthly shonen manga.
250 artworks were selected to show the charm of Hisashi Sekiya who started working for a newspaper company after the war and continued drawing until his later years.
|Date and time||July 18, 2020 (Sat) until September 13, 2020 (Sun)|
|Place||Kitakyushu Manga Museum (Access)|
|Entrance Fee||Adults- 1000 yen (800 yen)
Junior and senior high school students-500 yen (400 yen)
Elementary school students-200 yen (160 yen)
*Prices in parentheses are for those who present the annual passport of the Kitakyushu Manga Museum, those who live in the city and are over 65 years old, those who present a GiraVanze Kitakyushu 2020 ticket, and groupds of 30 or more.
*Free of charge for preschoolers and thse who have a Ryoiku Techo or Physical Disability Certificate and their attendants (up to 1 person)
|Official Site||http://www.ktqmm.jp/kikaku_info/12481?list=kikaku_info&pg=1 (in Japanese)|
Moyoko Anno Original Picture Exhibition ANNORMAL: July 1-Sept 22 in Tokyo
— 安野モヨコ (@anno_moyoco) March 26, 2020
“Moyoko Anno Exhibition ANNORMAL” will be held at Setagaya Literary Museum. Over 500 drawings by Moyoko Anno will be featured. Moyoko Anno is known for titles such as Hataraki Man, Sakuran, Happy Mania, and Sugar Sugar Rune.
|Date and time||July 1, 2020 (Wed) until September 22, 2020 (Tues. Holiday)|
|Place||Setagaya Literary Museum (Access)|
|Entrance Fee||General Admission: 800 yen
65 years old and over, university, and high school students: 600 yen
Junior high school students and younger: 300 yen
Persons with disability: 400 yen
Free admission on June 6 (Saturday).
|Official Site||https://www.setabun.or.jp/exhibition/exhibition.html (in Japanese)|
Ishinomori Manga Museum 77th Special Exhibition: “The Land of Manga Ishinomaki “Hajime no Ippo Art Exhibition~Tamashii no Bout~: June 1-Aug 30
— 石ノ森萬画館 (@ishimangakan) May 28, 2020
To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Hajime no Ippo‘s serialization, an original exhibition will be held in Ishinomaki. Raw manuscripts and colored drawings will be on display.
Original goods and prints produced for the event will also be sold at the venue.
|Date and time||June 1, 2020 (Mon) until August 30,2020 (Sun) 9:00-18:00
Closed: June 16, 2020 (Tue)
|Place||Ishinomaki Mangakan 2nd Floor Exhibition Room (Access Map)|
|Entrance Fee||Adult: 840 yen
High School/Middle School Students: 520 yen
Elementary school students: 210 yen
|Official Site||http://ippo.gengaten.com/info.html (in Japanese)|
Doraemon 50th Anniversary “Doraemon by Grade Exhibition: We Who Grew Up Together with Nobita”: July 21-Feb 28 in
— 高岡市 藤子・Ｆ・不二雄ふるさとギャラリ－ (@FujikoFFujioFG) June 21, 2020
For the 50th anniversary of “Doraemon”, a new original exhibition will be held at Fujiko F. Fujio Furusato Gallery. In the exhibition, you can enjoy original drawings of the six “Doraemon” works that were released in the same month of the same year.
|Date and time||July 21, 2020 (Tue)-February 28, 2021 (Sun)|
|Place||Fujiko F. Fujio Furusato Gallery (Access)|
|Entrance Fee||General and University Students: 500 yen
Senior and Junior High School Students: 300 yen
Elementary school students and toddlers (4 years and older): 200 yen
3 years old and under: Free
|Official Site||https://fujiko-artgallery.jp/blog/archives/6372 (in Japanese)|
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