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Manga Events January 2021: Manga Planet Listing

Hello from Manga Planet! Here is our monthly list of manga events happening in Japan this January 2021!

Please note that some events may be canceled or postponed due to the declaration of a state of emergency in Japan.

 

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 released in the same month of the same year.

DETAILS

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 https://fujiko-artgallery.jp/blog/archives/6372 (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 the “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).”

DETAILS

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 https://www.kyotomm.jp/event/exh_dash-2020/ (in Japanese only)

 

79th Special Exhibition Tsurikichi Sanpei: 12/12-1/31in Ishinomaki

An exhibition featuring Takao Yaguchi-sensei’s masterpiece Tsurikichi Sanpei will be held to commemorate 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.

DETAILS

Date and time December 12, 2020 (Sat)-January 31, 2021 (Sun)
9:00-17:00
*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 https://www.mangattan.jp/manga/exhibition/15194/ (in Japanese only)

 

2020 Comipa Winter on Animate: 12/7-1/17

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 customer can choose the calendar design, and the sticker design will be random.
A bonus exchange receipt that can be used for the Gratte and Goods Fair will be given for each transaction.
If you participate in the Gratte and Goods Fair with the receipt, you will receive a special coaster for the number of points.

DETAILS

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 https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104750 (in Japanese only)

 

Square Enix Winter Fair 2020: 12/7-1/17

During 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.
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.

DETAILS

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 https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104784 (in Japanese only)

 

The Promised Neverland Special Exhibition: 12/11-1/11 in Tokyo

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.

DETAILS

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 https://yakuneba-ten.jp/ (in Japanese only)

 

Takeshi Obata 30th Artist Anniversary Exhibition NEVER COMPLETE: 1/17-3/28 in Gunma

An exhibition to commemorate the 30th artist anniversary of Takeshi Obata will be held. The exhibition will feature about 500 original drawings carefully selected from 15,000 archives. New drawings that take a step forward from “NEVER COMPLETE” will also be featured.

DETAILS

Date and time January 17, 2021-March 28, 2021
*Closed on Mondays and the day after national holidays
From 10 AM to 6 PM
*Until 8 PM on Fridays
*Admission is until 30 minutes before closing
Place Takasaki City Museum of Art
Entrance Fee Same-day tickets
General: 600 yen (500 yen)
University and High School students 300 yen (250 yen)*Prices in parentheses is the price per person in a group of 20 or more people or with an internet discount ticket
*Admission is free for persons with a Physical Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Insurance, and Welfare Certificate and their accompanying persons (up to 1 person), persons aged 65 and over, and Junior High School students and younger.
Official Site https://nevercomplete.jp/outline.html (in Japanese only)

 

Rurouni Kenshin 25th Anniversary Exhibition: 1/22-3/7 in Tokyo

An exhibition for the 25th Anniversary of Rurouni Kenshin will be held in Tokyo Dome City Gallery AaMo. An unprecedented scale of original and colored manuscripts depicting Kenshin and other fascinating characters will be on display.

DETAILS

Date and time January 22, 2021-March 7, 2021
*Open all year
*Complete date and time designation system
*There will be a partial change of exhibits during the exhibition. The second half of the exhibition will be on February 11 (Thu./Holiday)11:00-19:00
*Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and the opening day (Jan. 22) will be from 10:00 to 19:00
*Last admission is until 18:30
Place Tokyo Dome City Gallery AaMo
Entrance Fee General: 1,600 yen
Junior and High School students: 1,000 yen
Elementary School students: 600 yen
Admission Ticket with Goods: 3,100 yen (common charge)
Official Site https://ruroken-ten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Tennis no Ouji-sama Serialization 20th Anniversary Exhibition: 12/23-1/11 in Osaka

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Tennis no Ouji-sama serialization, an exhibition will be held. Raw manuscripts and colored drawings will be exhibited. Original goods and prints produced for the exhibition will also be on sale.

DETAILS

Date and time December 23, 2020(Wed)-January 11, 2021(Mon./holiday)
*Until 6:00 PM on December 31, 2020 (Thu) and on the last day
10:00AM-8:00PM
December 31, 2020 (Thu) 10:00AM-6:00PM
Place Hankyu Umeda Main Store 9F Hankyu Umeda Gallery Art Stage
Entrance Fee Advance Ticket with specified date and time
(Sales period: October 24, 2020 (Sat) 10:00 am-January 10, (Sun) 2021 11:59 pm)
General: 900 yen
University/ High School students: 700 yen
Junior High School students: 500 yenSame day Tickets:
General: 900 yen
University/ High School students: 700 yen
Junior High School students: 500 yenAdmission ticket with benefits
1,600 yen*Students may be required to show their ID
*Free admission for elementary school students and younger
*Tickets with benefits will not be sold on the day of the event, but only through Lawson ticket
*Tickets with benefits will not be sold at the venue
*Benefits can only be exchanged at the venue during the exhibition. If the ticket is lost, the goods will not be exchanged.
*Design and specifications of the benefits are subject to change
Official Site http://tenipuri.gengaten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Tennis no Ouji-sama Serialization 20th Anniversary Big Exhibition: 12/23-1/11 in Niigata

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Tennis no Ouji-sama serialization, an exhibition will be held. Raw manuscripts and colored drawings will be exhibited. Original goods and prints produced for the exhibition will also be on sale.

DETAILS

Date and time January 16, 2021(Sat)-February 14th, 2021(Sun)
*Closed on January 19 (Tue)
11:00AM to 7:00PM
*Open at 10 AM on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
*Admission is until 30 minutes before closing time
*A numbered ticket may be issued depending on the situation
Place Niigata City Manga and Anime Information Center
Entrance Fee Tickets with Benefits: 1,600 yen

Same-day tickets
General: 900 yen
Junior and High School students: 700 yen
Elementary School students: 300 yen

*Free admission for elementary and junior high students on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
*20% discount for groups of 20 people or more according to Niigata City regulations
*Free admission for preschool children
*Junior and high school students will be required to show their ID card
*Free admission for those with a disability certificate, medical care certificate, and caregivers
*Re-entry is not allowed

Official Site http://tenipuri.gengaten.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Koji Onodera, Masakazu Ishiguro, Ruri Miyahara Joint Anniversary Shop: 12/26-1/11

The year 2020-2021 is a memorable year for Shonengahosha’s 3 manga artists.

Koji Onodera’s 28th artist anniversary
Masakazu Ishiguro’s 20th artist anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the serialization of Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Ruri Miyahara’s 15th artist anniversary and 10th anniversary of the serialization of Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Animate will open a limited shop at some of their branches to support the three Shonengahosha artists’ continued success. Exhibits of duplicates of original art panels will be on display.
Additionally, a random manuscript-style postcard (7 types) will be given to those who purchase the target products.

DETAILS

Date and time December 26, 2020-January 11, 2021 (Mon/holiday)
Place Participating Animate Stores:
Ikebukuro Main Store, Takasaki Store, Sendai Store, Kichijoji Parco Store, Chiba Store, Shibuya Store, Akihabara Main Store, Toyohashi Store, Tachikawa Store, Sannomiya Store, Fukuoka Parco, Okayama Store, Hiroshima Store, Kumamoto Store, Osaka Nihonbashi Store, Kamata Store, Gifu Store, Kashiwa Store, Yokohama Vivre Store, Umeda Store, Shinjuku HALC Store
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104851 (in Japanese only)

Gotoubun no Hanayome ∬ Broadcast Memorial Fair in Animate: 1/9-1/24

During the period, one card with an AR photo frame (5 types) will be given randomly for every 1000 yen deposit for purchase or reservation of books, character goods or every 1000 yen deposit for purchase or reservation of CDs, Blu-ray, DVDs, and games related to Gotoubun no Hanayome.

DETAILS

Date and time January 9, 2021 (Sat)-January 24, 2021 (Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide (including mail order)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104847 (in Japanese only)

 

Natsume Yuujinchou Ani-Art Fair in Animate: 1/16-31

During the period, for every 1000 yen purchase of Ani-Art-related character goods of Natsume Yuujinchou at the participating stores, one fair limited bonus bromide (9 types) will be given at random.

DETAILS

Date and time January 16, 2021 (Sat)-January 31, 2021 (Sun)
Place Participating Animate Stores:
Ikebukuro Main Store, Sendai Store, Sapporo Store, Nagoya Store, Tennouji Store, Sannomiya Store, Kyoto Store, Fukuoka PARCO Store, Kumamoto Store, Osaka Nihonbashi Store, Yokohama Vivre Store, Umeda Store, Shinjuku HALC Store, Mail order
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104911 (in Japanese only)

 

Moto Hagio Poe no Ichizoku Exhibition: 12/12-1/17 in Kagoshima

「ポーの一族展」@長島美術館は本日開幕いたしました。開催期間は2020年12月12日(土)~2021年1月17(日)まで(※期間中無休)となります。
皆さまのご来場をお待ちしております。
前売料金、開場時間などの詳細は展覧会公式HPをご確認ください。
https://www.asahi.com/event/poeten/

Posted by 萩尾望都 ポーの一族展 on Friday, December 11, 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moto Hagio-sensei’s debut, an exhibit centering on Poe no Ichizoku will be held in Kagoshima.

DETAILS

Date and time December 12, 2020 (Sat)-January 17, 2021 (Sun)
9:00AM to 5:00PM (Admission is until 4:30PM)
*Open at 11:30 AM on New Year’s Day
*Until 7:00 PM on Jan. 16 (Sat) (Admission is until 6:30 PM)
Place Nagashima Museum (3-42-18 Takeshi, Kagoshima)
Entrance Fee Same-day tickets:
General: 1000 yen
High School students: 700 yen
Elementary and Junior High students: 500 yen
Official Site https://www.asahi.com/event/poeten/outline.html (in Japanese only)

 

Horimiya Anime Broadcast Commemorative Fair: 1/9-2/21

To celebrate the anime broadcast of popular manga Horimiya this January, Animate will be holding a fair.
During the period, for every purchase of the target product, a reprint benefit (11 types) will be given.

DETAILS

Date and time January 9, 2021 (Sat)-February 21, 2021 (Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104896 (in Japanese only)

 

Bye Bye, Earth Comic Vol. 1 and 2 Simultaneous Release Commemorative Autographed Shikishi Lottery Campaign: 1/16-2/21

Animate will be holding a campaign to celebrate the release of the manga adaptation of Tow Ubukata-sensei’s novel, Bye-bye, Earth.
A serial application form will be given for each purchase of the target. Customers who applied during the application period and won via the lottery will receive an autographed shikishi signed by Tow Ubukata-sensei and Ryu Asahi-sensei.

DETAILS

Date and time January 16, 2021(Sat)-February 21, 2021 (Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104875 (in Japanese only)

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