Manga Events December 2020: Manga Planet Listing

Hello from Manga Planet! Here is our monthly list of manga events happening in Japan this December 2020!

Make sure you practice social distancing and take preventive measures against COVID-19 when joining these events!

Doraemon 50th Anniversary “Doraemon by Grade Exhibition: We Who Grew Up Together with Nobita”: 7/21-2/28 in Toyama

A new original exhibition will be held at Fujiko F. Fujio Furusato Gallery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doraemon. 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
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 (in Japanese only)


“Another Original Artwork” Exhibition~Mitsuo Higashiura, Asuka Sachiko, Nanaeko Sasaya, Yoko Tadatsu~: 10/29-4/6 in Kyoto

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of “Original Artwork (Dash) Project”, a new “Original Artwork (Dash)” exhibition will be held to look back on the characteristics, significance, and activities of the “Original Artwork (Dash)”.


Date and time October 29, 2020 (Thu)-April 6, 2021 (Tuesday)
Closed every Wednesday, New Year Holidays (December 26, 2020-January 6, 2021), February 25-26 (Thu-Fri), March 25-26(Thu-Fri)
Place Kyoto International Manga Museum 2F Gallery 1, 2, 3
Entrance Fee Free
*Admission to the museum is required separately
*Free admission on November 5(Thu) for “Kansai Culture Day”
Official Site (in Japanese only)


 “Shingeki no Kyojin” Exhibition Final ver. Fukuoka

This exhibition will be held in Fukuoka, and further scales up from the “Shingeki no Kyojin” Exhibition held nationwide last 2014-2015. New original drawings by Hajime Isayama-sensei, which haven’t been exhibited in other venues, will be on display. Original goods will also be available.


Date and time November 28, 2020 (Sat)-December 27, 2020 (Sun)
12:00-20:00 (Last entry 19:30)
Place Nishitetsu Hall 6F, Solaria Stage Building
Entrance Fee General, University student: 1,300 yen
High school, Junior high students: 1,000 yen
Children 4 years up, Elementary students: 600 yen
*Free for children 3 years old below
*Children under elementary school age must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian
*Students must present their ID card and the date and time ticket during admission
Official Site (in Japanese only)


“Go-Toubun no Hanayome” Exhibition MAKEOVER in Osaka

To commemorate the completion of the serialization of “Go-Toubun no Hanayome” and the second season of the anime, the “Go-Toubun no Hanayome Exhibition” triumphant exhibition will be held.
Manuscripts and scene reproductions will be exhibited. Event commemorative goods will also be on sale.


Date and time November 26, 2020 (Thu)-December 6, 2020 (Sun)
(Closes on 17:00 on the last day)*Date and time admission tickets will be sold everyday at 10:00/11: 00/12: 00/13: 00/14: 00/15: 00/16: 00/17: 00/18: 00/19: 00
Available until 16:00 on the last day
*Business hours are subject to change depending on the circumstances
Place Osaka Nanko ATC Museum
Entrance Fee General Admission Tickets
Advance: 1,800 yen
Same day: 2,000 yen*Up to 6 tickets per application
*Admission is by date and time only
*Please come to the venue between the meeting time and the admission time written on the ticket
*Free for pre-school children (No admission benefits)
*Once the tickets are sold out, they will no longer be available. No tickets will be sold at the venue
*There will be no same day tickets available at the venue. Both advance tickets and same day tickets are available only at Lawson Tickets.
*Includes admission benefit (mini illustration sheet)/Admission benefit will be given at the venue
*Characters for the admission benefit varies depending on the day of the event. Same characters will have the same design
Ichika Nakano-Nov. 26 (Thu)
Nino Nakano-Nov. 27 (Fri)
Miku Nakano-Nov. 28 (Sat)
Yotsuba Nakano-Nov. 29 (Sun)
Itsuki Nakano-Nov. 30 (Mon)
*Will be given randomly from December 1 (Tue) to December 6 (Sun). Design can’t be chosen.
Official Site (in Japanese only)


Kuroshitsuji Black Label Pop Up Store in Osaka

“Kuroshitsuji Black Label”, Kuroshitsuji’s merchandise label, will be opening a pop-up store in 4 venues nationwide (Osaka, Tokyo, Aichi, and Fukuoka). This time, the theme is “Funtom Hotel”.


Date and time Osaka Date and Venue
November 27, 2020 (Fri)-December 10, 2020 (Thu)
Place LUCUA 1100 (LUCUA ELE) 4F
Isetan Closet/The Stage
Entrance Fee Free

Advance Lottery for Admission:
(The advance lottery will be held for some days to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to avoid congestion)
Osaka: November 27-29, 2020 (Fri-Sun)

*Free admission on the dates other than the ones mentioned above
*Free admission may be offered during the lottery period
*Numbered tickets may be given depending on the situation

Official Site (in Japanese only)


Moyoko Anno Original Picture Exhibition ANNORMAL

“Moyoko Anno Exhibition ANNORMAL” will be held at Sendai 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 October 4, 2020 (Sun)-December 13, 2020 (Sun)
Closed: Mondays (Open on October 12, November 23), Day after holidays, fourth Thursdays
Place Sendai Literary Museum 3F Special Exhibition Room
Entrance Fee General: 800 yen
High School Students: 460 yen
Junior High and Elementary Students: 230 yen
(Discounts available)
Official Site (in Japanese only)


79th Special Exhibition “Tsurikichi Sanpei”

An exhibition featuring Takao Yaguchi-sensei’s masterpiece “Tsurikichi Sanpei” will be held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his art career and passing. The exhibition will focus on the famous scenes of fierce battles between the main character, Sanpei, and giant phantom and unknown monster fish. Beautifully colored originals will also be displayed


Date and time December 12, 2020 (Sat)-January 31, 2021 (Sun)
*Closed at 15:00 on Dec. 31 (Thu)
*Admission is up until 30 minutes before closing
Closed days: December 15 (Tue), December 22 (Tue), January 12 (Tue), January 19 (Tue), January 26 (Tue)
Place Ishinomori Manga Museum 2nd Floor Special Exhibition Room
Entrance Fee Adults: 840 yen
Junior and High school students: 520 yen
Elementary school students: 210 yen
Preschoolers: Free (including permanent exhibition admission fee)
Official Site (in Japanese only)


“Kafka, Descent of the Sacred Land(Ikebukuro) Kourin” Kafka Asagiri Lecture Lottery Application

Kafka Asagiri-sensei, the author of popular manga “Bungo Stray Dogs”, will be holding a special lecture. Customers who pre-order or purchase the target product (Bungo Stray Dogs Vol. 20) will receive an application form for the event. Only cash is accepted for the deposit. Credit cards and Animate points cannot be used.
*Club Animate registration is required.


Date and time Application Period: November 20, 2020 (Fri)-December 20, 2020 (Sun)
Winners will be notified on early January
Place Animate Stores Nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site (in Japanese only)


2020 Comipa Winter on Animate

Animate will be holding a fair coinciding with Square Enix’s 2020 Winter Comipa. Gratte will be available, as well as collaboration merchandise.
During the period, customers who purchase the eligible products will get a Square Enix special stand calendar (6 types) and an Animate special glitter sticker (12 types). The calendar design can be chosen by the customer, and the sticker design will be random.
In addition, a bonus exchange receipt that can be used for the Gratte and Goods Fair at will be given for each transaction.
If you participate in the Gratte and Goods Fair with the receipt, for the number of points, you will receive a special coaster.


Date and time December 7, 2020 (Mon)-January 17, 2021 (Sun)
Place Fair: Animate Stores Nationwide
Gratte and Goods Fair: Gratte Osaka Nipponbashi, Kichijoji Parco, Shibuya, Okayama, Sendai, Nagoya Parco, Machida
Entrance Fee
Official Site (in Japanese only)


Square Enix Winter Fair 2020

During the period of Square Enix Winter Fair 2020, a special coaster (9 types) will be given as a gift for every purchase or pre-order of character goods of the selected titles in participating stores.
In addition, if you collect two types of benefit receipts in Comipa (receipt A) and Square Enix Winter Fair 2020 (receipt B), another bonus coaster will be given at random.


Date and time December 7, 2020 (Mon)-January 17, 2021 (Sun)
Place Animate Ikebukuro/Sendai/Machida/Kichijoji Parco/Sapporo/Shibuya/Nagoya/Akihabara Main Store/Tennouji/Sannomiya/Fukuoka Parco/Okayama/Kokura/Osaka Nipponbashi/Yokohama Vivre/Umeda/Shinjuku Halc/Nagoya Parco
Mail Order
Entrance Fee
Official Site (in Japanese only)


The Promised Neverland Special Exhibition

Popular manga, anime, and now live-action movie, “The Promised Neverland” will have a special exhibition to commemorate the completion of the four-year serialization.


Date and time December 11, 2020 (Fri)-January 11, 2021 (Mon)
10:00-22:00 (Last admission is at 21:30)
Place Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View Sky Gallery
Entrance Fee General: 2000 yen
Senior (65 years old and over): 1500 yen
High school/University students: 1200 yen
4 years old to Junior High school students: 600 yenTickets with goods: 2800 yen
Sale period: October 5, 2020 (Mon) 12:00-January 11, 2021 (Mon) 21:29
Official Site (in Japanese only)


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