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Manga Events February 2020: Manga Planet Listing

Keep yourselves up to date with these manga events happening on the month of February!

Happy February from Manga Planet! We are back with our monthly list of all manga events happening in February 2020. We will be posting a list like this every month to keep you in the know of manga happenings in Japan!

Yasuhiro Nightow’s 25th Anniversary World Exhibition “TRIGUN & Kekkai Sensen”: Jan 12-Feb 16 in Niigata


In commemoration of Yasuhiro Nightow’s 25th Anniversary as a manga artist, an exhibition will be held in Niigata, following the Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka venues. The exhibition’s representative works are TRIGUN and Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront). Original goods and reproduction art prints will be sold at the venue.

DETAILS

Date and time January 12 until February 16, 2020 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Opens on 10:00 AM on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Admission is until 30 minutes before closing.
Place Niigata Manga Animation Museum (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General: 800 yen
Junior and High School students: 600 yen
Elementary School students: 300 yen
Free admission for Preschoolers and people with disabilities
Free admission for Elementary and Junior High School students on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Official Site https://yasuhironightow.gengaten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Exhibition: Jan 20 onwards in Tokyo

In commemoration of the big hit of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the Thank you for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Exhibition” will be held at Shueisha Gallery.

DETAILS

Date and time January 20 onwards 9:30-17:30 (Open on weekdays only)
Place Shueisha Gallery (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://books.shueisha.co.jp/info/comics/1178.html (in Japanese only)

 

Ribon Special Exhibition: Jan 23-Feb 12 in Nagano

A special exhibition featuring artworks from shojo manga magazine Ribon‘s 11 popular titles.

DETAILS

Date and time January 23 until February 12, 2020 10:00-19:00
Place Nagano Tokyu Department Store Chercher 5F (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General Admission: 800 yen (1,000 yen)
Highschool Student and below: Free
*( ) ticket prices on-site
Official Site https://www.ribon-ten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Hirohiko Araki JOJO Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure: Jan 25-Mar 29 in Nagasaki

The JOJO Festival which was held at two venues in Tokyo and Osaka and attracted more than 260,000 visitors. has finally landed in Kyushu.
The history of JOJO will be presented alongside various exhibits and original drawings.

DETAILS

Date and time January 25 until March 29, 2020 10:00-20:00
Will close at 18:00 on the last day (March 29, 2020)
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Place Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Advanced tickets (available at Lawson Tickets):
General: 1,400 yen
University student: 1,000 yen
High School student: 600 yenAdvanced tickets with goods: 2,800 yenOn-site tickets:
General: 1,600 yen
University student: 1,200 yen
High School student: 800 yen
Official Site http://jojoex-nagasaki.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Special Exhibition “Yanase Takashi 100th Birth Anniversary, Yanase Takashi and Anpanman Exhibition”: Jan 25-Mar 29 in Nagoya

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yanase Takashi-sensei’s birth, a special exhibition will be held. His various creative activities including original picture books and tableau drawings of representative works such as “Anpanman”, and his editorial works of “Shi to Meruhen” will be displayed.

DETAILS

Date and time January 25 March 29, 2020 9:30-17:00
Place Nagoya City Museum (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Advance tickets:
General: 1,100 yen
University & high school student: 700 yenOn-site tickets:
General: 1,300 yen
University & high school student: 900 yen
Official Site https://www.ctv.co.jp/event/yanasetakashi/ (in Japanese only)

 

Manga Legend, Leiji Matsumoto’s World Exhibition: Jan 24-Mar 1 in Chiba

Hand-drawn manuscripts, animation cells, 3D models, and others will be exhibited. Reiji Matsumoto’s creation history in over 60 years will be introduced.

DETAILS

Date and time January 25 until March 1, 2020 10:00-18:00 PM
Place Sky Town Gallery A, B, C, D, E (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General Admission: 1000 yen
Advanced Ticket: 700 yen
High School students and below: Free
People with disability certificate and one helper: Free
Official Site http://www.narita-bungei-skytown.jp/event/detail/147 (in Japanese only)

 

B’sLOG COMICS Isekai Comics Fair 2020: Jan 30-Feb 24

Animate will be holding the B’sLOG Comics Isekai Fair 2020. During the period, for every purchase of products included in the fair, you will get a bookmark containing famous lines from the selected titles as a bonus giveaway.

DETAILS

Date and time January 30 until February 24, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103412 (in Japanese only)

 

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Exhibition: Jan 31-Feb 18 in Tokyo

An original exhibition for Fujita-sensei’s popular work Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii will be held at Shinjuku Marui Annex. The exhibition will show displays of the manga, animation scenes, movie scenes, and the costumes of the movie cast. An autograph session by Fujita-sensei will also be held.

DETAILS

Date and time January 31 until February 18, 2020
Place Shinjuku Marui Annex 1F Event Space (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.0101.co.jp/005/store-info/fair.html?article_id=25420 (in Japanese only)

 

FLOS COMIC 2nd Anniversary Fair: Feb 1 onwards

Animate will be holding a fair in celebration of FLOS COMICS’ 2nd Anniversary. During the period, for every purchase of one product included in the fair, you will get an illustration card (8 types) or an Animate-limited illustration card (1 type) as a present.

DETAILS

Date and time February 1, 2020 onwards
Fair ends once all cards have been given away.
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103486 (in Japanese only)

 

#Kodansha #Munekyun #Iyashi #Tokimeki ga Tomaranai #Shoujo Manga Suki na Hito Atsumare Fair: Feb 1-24

Animate will be holding Kodansha’s #Munekyun #Iyashi #Tokimeki ga Tomaranai #Shoujo Manga Suki na Hito Atsumare Fair. An application form will be given for each purchase of products included the fair.

DETAILS

Date and time February 1 until February 24, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103465 (in Japanese only)

 

Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! Japanese Red Cross Blood Center Collaboration Support Fair

Animate will be holding a support fair for the collaboration of popular manga Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai and Japanese Red Cross Blood Center. During the fair, one bromide (two types) will be given for every purchase of the products included the fair.

DETAILS

Date and time February 1 until February 29, 2020
Place Ikebukuro Main Store, Takasaki Store, Omiya Store, Machida Store, Tsudanuma Store, Kichijoji PARCO Store, Chiba Store, Utsunomiya Store, Kinshicho store, Hachioji store, Kawagoe store, Shibuya store, Akihabara main building, Odawara store, Mito store, Minamikoshigaya store, Tachikawa store, Shinyurioka OPA store, Fujisawa store, Kamata store, Aeon Tokorozawa store, Kashiwa store, Matsudo store, Yokohama Vivre store, Honatsugi store, Kawaguchi store, Kawasaki store, Seiseki Sakuragaoka Opa store, Mallage Shobu store, Yokosuka store, Roble Koyama store, Aeon Lake Town store, Shinjuku store, Aeon Mall Funabashi store, Aeon Mall Tsuchiura store, Kumagaya store, Aeon Mall Kisarazu store, Aeon Mall Ota store, Aeon Mall Musashi Murayama store, Ario Kashiwa store, LaLaport Fujimi store, Marui Family Ebina store
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=102877 (in Japanese only)

 

Next Generation World Hobby Fair ’20 Winter: Feb 9 in Fukuoka

Japan’s largest game and hobby festival will be held in Nagoya, Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Osaka.
Visitors can play the latest games and hobbies for free! Limited-edition items that can only be bought at the venue and pre-sale items that cannot be purchased at shops and on the web will be sold.

DETAILS

Date and time Osaka: February 9, 2020 (Sunday) 9:00~16:00
Place Osaka: Kyocera Dome Osaka (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.whobby.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Chiaki Harada Collaboration Cafe in Mel Cafe and SPINNS Osaka

Known for Yoiko no tame no Waruguchi Maker, popular illustrator Chiaki Harada will be having a collaboration cafe at Mel Cafe and SPINNS Osaka. Collaboration menu prepared in the image of Te Kara Doku ga Deru Neko no Hanashi will be available. Original goods unique to the collaboration will also be sold. Harada-sensei will also be visiting the event.

DETAILS

Date and time SPINNS America Village 2F Vintage & Cafe:
February 3 until February 16, 2020 12:00-20:30 on weekdays, 11:00-20:30 on weekends
*Closed on Wednesdays
Chiaki Harada-sensei’s visit: February 15, 2020 (Saturday) and February 16, 2020 (Sunday)
Mel Cafe:
February 7 until March 8, 2020 14:00-21:00 on weekdays, 11:00-22:00 on weekends
Chiaki Harada-sensei’s visit: February 22 and February 23 (Sunday)
Place SPINNS America Village 2F Vintage & Cafe (Access Map)
Mel Cafe (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.spinns.jp/feature/haradachiakixmelcafexspinns/?sptop
https://mel-cafe.com/?p=578 (in Japanese only)

 

Kaname Mariko-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery Application: Feb 3-12

Purchase a copy of Kaname Mariko-sensei’s new comics Kimi to Koishite Affogato 1 to get a chance to win a signed copy with your name written on it.

DETAILS

Date and time February 3, 2020 8:00 AM until February 12, 2020 11:59 PM
Place Comicomi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=21969 (in Japanese only)

 

Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai RabuKome Volume 3 Commemorative Release Fair: Feb 7-Mar 1

Animate will be holding a fair to commemorate the release of Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai RabuKome Volume 3. For every purchase of Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai RabuKome Volume 1 or 2, you will get a 4-page leaflet that corresponds to each volume for free.

DETAILS

Date and time February 7 until March 1, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103272 (in Japanese only)

 

Natsumi Eguchi 30th Anniversary Autograph Session Lottery Application: Feb 7-Mar 1

To commemorate Natsumi Eguchi-sensei’s 30th Anniversary as a mangaka, an autograph session will be held in Animate Sendai.
Application forms will be given to customers who pre-ordered the products included in the fair.

The event is only for applications via CLUB Animate.

DETAILS

Date and time February 7 until March 1, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103582 (in Japanese only)

Ota Jiro no Sekai Exhibition: Feb 8-11 in Tokyo

The first exhibition of Ota Jiro’s original manga art will be held in Akihabara.

DETAILS

Date and time February 8 until February 11, 2020 11:00-19:00
Place Forum DANK (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://ootajirou-no-sekai.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Detective Conan Valentine Fair in Animate: Feb 8-24

Animate will be holding a Detective Conan Valentine Fair. For every purchase of Detective Conan-related goods worth 1,000 yen, you can get an original heart-shaped sticker (12 types).

DETAILS

Date and time February 8 until February 24, 2020
Place Ikebukuro Main Store, Sendai Store, Machida Store, Tsudanuma Store, Utsunomiya Store, Sapporo Store, Shibuya Store, Nagoya Store, Shizuoka Parco Store, Niigata Store, Nagano Store, Hamamatsu Store, Akita Store, Toyama Store, Fukui Store, New Yurioka Opa, Tennoji, Sannomiya, Kyoto, Kawanishi, Fukuoka Tenjin Vivre, Okayama, Kokura, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Osaka Nihonbashi, Nagasaki, Takamatsu, Yokohama Vivre, Numazu, Naha Kokusaidori, Wakayama, Mallage Shobu, Aeon Yonago, Aeon Hofu, Roble Oyama, Aeon Lake Town, Umeda, Aeon Kuwana, Shinjuku, Aeon Akashi, Aeon Mall Tsuchiura, AEON Ota store, AEON Matsue store, Animate Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103228 (in Japanese only)

 

COMITIA 131: Feb 9 in Tokyo

COMITIA is a convention where professionals and amateurs can sell self-published books and creative works.

DETAILS

Date and time February 9, 2020 11:00-16:00
Place Tokyo Big Sight West Halls 1-4 (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Purchase the COMITIA Catalog for 1,000 yen
Elementary student and below: Free
Official Site https://www.comitia.co.jp/html/131.html/ (in Japanese only)

 

Tennis no Oujisama (Prince of Tennis) 20th Anniversary Japan National Tour: Feb 11-24 in Kyoto

The Prince of Tennis Art Exhibition, in which drawing drafts and original colored drawings from Prince of Tennis and New Prince of Tennis will be on display.
Original goods and woodblock prints exclusively produced for the art exhibition will be sold at the venue.

DETAILS

Date and time February 11 until February 24, 2020 10:00-19:30 PM
Place Daimaru Museum  Daimaru Kyoto Store 6F (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General: 800 yen (600 yen)
University and High School Students: 600 yen (400 yen)
Junior High School Students: 300 (200 yen)
Free for Elementary Students and younger)
(    ) Price of advance tickets
Official Site http://tenipuri.gengaten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Yuhta Nishio Mizuno to Chayama Release Commemorative Original Exhibition ―Young Tender Hearts Beat Fast―: Feb 12-25 in Tokyo

In commemoration of the publication of Yuhta Nisio’s latest work “Mizuno to Chayama” and the translation of “After Hours”, an original art exhibition will be held.

DETAILS

Date and time February 12 until February 25, 2020 10:00-22:00
Place Aoyama Book Center Main Store
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site http://www.aoyamabc.jp/fair/mizunototyayamagennga/ (in Japanese only)

 

Akemi Takada Art Exhibition: Feb 13-17 in Tokyo

An art exhibition by Akemi Takada, who celebrated her 40th anniversary as a mangaka in 2018, will be held.
Original drawings and prints of the popular anime, Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami will be exhibited. Clear files will also be sold at the venue.

DETAILS

Date and time February 13, 2020 until February 17, 2020
10:00 AM until 19:00 PM
Place Tokyu Department Store Shibuya 6F Furniture Section Event Space (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site http://www.takada-akemi.net/news/nw151 (in Japanese only)

 

Bara Ou no Souretsu (Requiem of the Rose King) Shiro Ino Tei no Utage Special Event: Feb 14-25 in Tokyo

Bara no Ou no Souretsu (Requiem of the Rose King) will be having a collaboration cafe and exhibition in Ikebukuro Toriko.

DETAILS

Date and time February 14 until February 25, 2020 12:00-19:00
Place Ikebukuro Toriko (Access Map)
Entrance Fee 500 yen
Official Site https://www.manga10.com/schedule/755/ (in Japanese only)

 

Hideyuki Yonehara Original Art Exhibition ~Full Ahead!: Feb 15-Mar 8 in Osaka

The first solo exhibition of Hideyuki Yonehara-sensei, one of the representative mangaka in the Weekly Shounen Champion since the 1990s, will be held. Masterpieces such as “Udauda Yatteru Hima wa Nei!” and “Full Ahead! Coco” will be centered. The sequel “Zelvanth” that is currently serialized will also be on display.

DETAILS

Date and time February 15 until March 8, 2020
Place Momomogura (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.momomogura.com/スケジュール/ (in Japanese only)

 

Dorohedoro TV Anime Commemorative Original Exhibition-Hayashida Q no Sekai-: Feb 22-Mar 1 in Shibuya

In commemoration of the TV anime broadcast, Dorohedoro‘s first large scale original exhibition will be held at Seibu Shibuya.

DETAILS

Date and time February 22 until March 1, 2020 10:00- 21:00
Place Seibu Shibuya Store Movida Building 6F (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General: 900 yen
University/High School Students: 700 yen
Middle School Students: 500 yen
Elementary Students: Free
Official Site https://dorohedoro.gengaten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Hajime no Ippo Exhibition ~Tamashii no Bout~: Feb 22-Apr 12 in Miyagi

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Hajime no Ippo, a large scale exhibition will be held in Ishinomaki,. Original goods and prints produced for the event will be sold at the venue.

DETAILS

Date and time February 22 until April 12, 2020 9:00-18:00
Closed: February 25 and March 17
Place Ishinomaki Mangakan 2nd Floor Exhibition Room (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Adult: 840 yen
High School/Middle School Students: 520 yen
Preschool: Free
Official Site http://ippo.gengaten.com/info.html (in Japanese only)

 

Hideyuki Yonehara Special Talk Show: Feb 29 in Osaka

In relation to Hideyuki Yonehara Original Art Exhibition, a special talk show with Yonehara-sensei will also be held.

DETAILS

Date and time February 29, 2020 (Saturday)
open 18:30 / start 19:00
PlaceNamba Benitsuru Namba Benitsuru
Entrance Fee Adult: 840 yen
High School/Middle School Students: 520 yen
Preschool: Free
Official Site http://benitsuru.net/archives/date/2020/02/29?ec3_listing=events (in Japanese only)

 

Any event you’d like added to the list? You can submit your suggestions via our Twitter account @mangaplanet!

 

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