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Manga Events January 2020: Manga Planet Listing

Don't miss all the manga events happening in January 2020!

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

Inu × Boku SS – Cocoa Fujiwara Cafe: Oct 25-Jan 13, 2020 in Nagoya

To celebrate Gangan JOKER’s 10th Anniversary, Square Enix teams up with Anipara Cafe to bring you the Inu × Boku SS – Cocoa Fujiwara Cafe in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
Aside from an original menu, the cafe will also sell original merchandise produced especially for the cafe.

DETAILS

Date and time October 25 until January 13, 2020
Place Anipara Cafe Nagoya (Access Map)
Entrance Fee None. Reservation is required. Food and drinks sold separately.
Official Site https://inubokucafe.anipara-cafe.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Osamu Tezuka’s Nyanko Exhibition: Nov 1, 2019-Jan 31, 2020 in Hyogo

This is a special exhibition drawn by Osamu Tezuka that focuses on charming, comical and sometimes mean cats. There are various types of cats that appear in Tezuka Manga such as Hello! Chippo, Shammy 1000, The Green Cat, Okesa no Hyoroku, and others.

DETAILS

Date and time November 1, 2019 until January 31, 2020 9:30-17:00
Place The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site http://www.city.takarazuka.hyogo.jp/tezuka/4000020/4000252.html (in Japanese only)

 

Amai Choubatsu~Watashi wa Kanshu Senyou Pet Vol. 7 Release Commemorative Autograph Session Application Period: Dec 18-Jan 17

To celebrate the release of Clair TL Comics Amai Choubatsu~Watashi wa Kanshu Senyou Pet Volume 7, an autograph session by Sho Izumi-sensei will be held at Shosen Book Tower Akihabara.
One application ticket will be given for every purchase of Amai Choubatsu~Watashi wa Kanshu Senyou Pet Volume 7 during the application period.

DETAILS

Date and time December 18, 2019 10:00 until January 17, 2020 21:00
Place Shosen Book Tower Akihabara 7F (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.shosen.co.jp/event/111616/ (in Japanese only)

 

Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition: Dec 26, 2019-Jan 13, 2020 in Tokyo

An exhibition of reproduced works of Jujutsu Kaisen will be held in Marui Shibuya.

DETAILS

Date and time December 26, 2019 until January 13, 2020 11:00-21:00
Place Shibuya Marui 7F (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://twitter.com/jujutsu_PR/status/1190501422103547904?s=20/ (in Japanese only)

 

Shaman King Exhibition: Jan 22-28 in Osaka

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Shaman King, an exhibition of original artworks will be held in Tokyo, Osaka and Aomori, respectively.

DETAILS

Date and time January 22 until 28, 2020
Place Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Department Store (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Advance tickets: 2,000 yen*
Advance tickets with goods: 3,500 yen*
On-site tickets: 2,300 yen
On-site tickets with goods: 3,800 yen*Available online on e+ and Animate Online Shop as well as all Animate stores.
Official Site http://www.shamanking-exhibition.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Fortune Quest 30th Anniversary Special Exhibition: Jan 1-19, 2020 in Tokyo

An exhibition of original illustrations will be held to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Fortune Quest (Dengeki Bunko/Kadokawa), a novel by Micho Fukazawa and by Sakei Mukei.

DETAILS

Date and time January 1-19, 2020 12:00-18:00
Place GoFa(Gallery of Fantastic art)(Access Map)
Entrance Fee 700 yen
Official Site http://www.gofa.co.jp/art/191214_fortunequest/index.shtml (in Japanese only)

 

30th Anniversary Takeshi Obata Exhibit NEVER COMPLETE: Jan 8-20 in Osaka

A selection of works from more than 15,000 original artworks will be available on display to celebrate Takeshi Obata’s 30th year as an artist.

DETAILS

Date and time January 8 until 20, 2020 10:00-19:30
Place Daimaru Umeda 15F(Access Map)
Entrance Fee General: 1,500 yen
Middle and High School students: 1,000 yen
Elementary School students: 600 yenAdvanced Tickets available on Lawson Tickets
General: 1,300 yen
Middle and High School students advance tickets: 800 yen
Elementary School students advance tickets: 400 yen
Preschool and below: Free
Official Site https://www.daimaru.co.jp/museum/umeda/obata_ten/ (in Japanese only)

 

Somali to Mori no Kamisama Anime Broadcast Commemorative Fair: Jan 10-Feb 11

Animate will be holding a fair in commemoration of the anime broadcast of Somali to Mori no Kamisama.
An application form with a serial code will be given for each purchase of the products under the fair.
For customers who applied during the event period, 5 people will receive a reproduction art print signed by Yako Gureishi-sensei via lottery.

*You must have a CLUB Animate account to apply.

DETAILS

Date and time January 10 until February 11, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103299 (in Japanese only)

 

SHIORI EXPERIENCE ~Jimi na Watashi to Hen na Ojisan~ Volume 14 Release Exhibition JACK in Osaka: Jan 10-27 in Osaka

An exhibition celebrating the release of the 14th Volume of rock and blues manga SHIORI EXPERIENCE ~Jimi na Watashi to Hen na Ojisan~ will be held at Osaka Rokutani Toriko.
An autograph session by Yu-ko Osada-sensei and Kazuya Machida-sensei will also be held at the event.

DETAILS

Date and time January 10 until 27, 2020 12:00-19:00
Place Osaka Rokutani Toriko (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.manga10.com/schedule/766/ (in Japanese only)

 

Hataraku Saibou (Cells at Work) Exhibition: Jan 11-26 in Nagoya

Following its success in Tokyo and Osaka, the original artwork exhibition of Akane Shimizu’s Hataraku Saibou (Cells at Work) will be held in Nagoya.
In addition to the availability of audio guides, event exclusive goods will also be sold.

DETAILS

Date and time January 11-26, 2020 11:00-17:00
Place Nagoya Parco West Building 6F Parco Gallery (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General: 900 yen
High school & Jr. High School student: 600 yen
Elementary student: 300 yen
Free (below elementary student age)
700 yen (audio guide), 1,400 yen (with goods)
Official Site https://hatarakusaibou-ten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

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 TRIGUNand Kekkai Sensen. Original goods and reproduction art prints will be sold at the venue.

DETAILS

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

Date and time January 12 until February 16, 2020 11:00-19:00
Place Niigata Manga Animation Museum (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://yasuhironightow.gengaten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Kumicho Musume to Seiwagakari Vol. 3 Release Collaboration Cafe: Jan 18-Feb 9 in Tokyo

In commemoration for the release of Kumicho Musume to Seiwagakari Volume 3, a collaboration cafe will be held at Cafe de Take in Harajuku. New goods will also be sold at the event.

DETAILS

Date and time January 18 until February 9, 2020 11:30-21:00 (Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sun)
11:30~23:00 (Fri, Sat, Day before a Holiday)
Place Cafe de Take (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Cafe use: Free admission, one-order system, first-come first-served
Goods: Free admission, first-come first-served
Official Site http://comicride.jp/tokusetsu/kumichomusume/collaboration/cafe/ (in Japanese only)

 

Ribon Special Exhibition: Jan 23-Feb 12 in Nagano

A special exhibition for Ribon will be held at Nagano Tokyu Department Store. The exhibition will be focusing on serialized works in 1994. 11 artists will have their works displayed in the exhibition.

DETAILS

Date and time January 23 until February 12, 2020 10:00-19:00
Place Nagano Tokyu Department Store Annex Building 5th Floor Hall (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General: 1,000 yen
Advanced Ticket: 800 yen
High School Students and younger, persons with disabilities: Free
Official Site https://www.ribon-ten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Gundam Series 40th Anniversary Fair in Animate: Jan 21-Mar 31

Animate will be holding a fair in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Gundam Series. 1 fair point will be issued for each purchase of the products related to the fair.

DETAILS

Date and time January 21 until February 31, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103273 (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
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 yen
Advanced tickets with goods: 2,800 yen

On-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)

 

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

An exhibition of original artworks from Fujita-sensei’s popular work Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii will be held at Shinjuku Marui Annex.
The exhibition will have displays of the original work, 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 11:00~21:00
Place Shinjuku Marui Annex 1F Event Space (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.0101.co.jp/005/store-info/fair.html?article_id=25420 (in Japanese only)

 

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

An exhibition of original artworks from Fujita-sensei’s popular work Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii will be held at Shinjuku Marui Annex.
The exhibition will have displays of the original work, 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 11:00~21:00
Place Shinjuku Marui Annex 1F Event Space (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.0101.co.jp/005/store-info/fair.html?article_id=25420 (in Japanese only)

 

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