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Manga Events March 2020: Manga Planet Listing

Hello from Manga Planet! We are back with our monthly list of manga-related events that are happening all over Japan in March 2020.

Please note that some events may be postponed or canceled in efforts to curb the further spread of COVID-19.

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 every purchase of products included in the fair.

DETAILS

Date and time January 21 until March 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
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 yen
Advanced 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)

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)

Bocchi the Rock! Volume 2 Release Commemorative Signed Shikishi Present Campaign: Feb 27-Mar 23

A signed shikishi present campaign will be held to commemorate the release of Bocchi the Rock! Volume 2.
An application form will be given with each purchase of the product included in the campaign.

DETAILS

Date and time Application Period: February 27 until March 23, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103452 (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)

Hero Bunko x Animate Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Volume 9 Release Commemorative Fair: Feb 28-Mar 23


Hero Bunko and Animate will be holding a fair celebrating the release of Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Volume 9.
One fair point will be given for every book purchase. Reprints of Short Story (SS) papers (two types) will be given in exchange for 2 fair points.
(Prizes can be chosen. Will end once the giveaways are gone)

A serial application form will be given for each purchase of the products included in the fair. This will be for the lottery gift campaign.
The lottery presents will be:
A. Signed Shikishi by Natsu Hyuuga-sensei and Touko Shino-sensei
B. Signed Shikishi by the Drama CD cast (Aoi Yuki, Takahiro Sakurai , Kenjiro Tsuda, Mitsuru Ogata, Yoko Hikasa, and Mari Hino)

*Designs will be given randomly
*Registration to CLUB Animate is required.

DETAILS

Date and time February 28 until to March 23, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103568 (in Japanese only)

Houbunsha x Animate FUZ Comics First Issue Commemorative Fair: Mar 2 onwards

Houbunsha and Animate will be holding a fair to commemorate the first issue of FUZ Comics. One A5-size visual board (4 types) will be given for each purchase of one product included in the fair.

DETAILS

Date and time March 2, 2020 (Monday) onwards
Will end once giveaways run out of stock.
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103656 (in Japanese only)

Break Blade Exhibition: Mar 14-29 in Tokyo

An exhibition for Yoshinaga Yunosuke’s Break Blade will be held in BOOKMARK ASAKUSABASHI.
An autograph session by Yoshinaga-sensei will also be held.

DETAILS

Date and time March 14 until March 29, 2020 11: 00-19: 00 on weekdays, 10: 00-18: 00 on weekends
Place BOOKMARK Asakusabashi (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://bookmark-asakusabashi.storeinfo.jp/posts/7495353#&gid=1&pid=1 (in Japanese only)

2.5 Million Ribonkko Special Exhibition: Mar 14-May 10 in Saga

A special exhibition for Ribon will be held at Saga Prefectural Museum of Art. The exhibition will be focusing on serialized works in 1994. 11 artists will have their works displayed in the exhibition.

DETAILS

Date and time March 14 until May 10, 2020

Advance ticket sales period: January 13, 2020 (Monday) until March 13, 2020 (Friday)
Same day ticket sales period:March 14, 2020 (Saturday) until May 10, 2020 (Sunday)

Place Saga Prefectural Museum of Art (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General 1,100 yen (900 yen) / Junior high and high school students 900 yen (700 yen)
(Prices in parentheses are for advanced tickets)Free admission for elementary students and below.
Official Site http://www.ss-live.ws/ribon_tensaga/ (in Japanese only)

Original Artwork Exhibition Kosaku Shima~Shiki~ Kenshi Hirofumi Original Picture Donation Commemorative Exhibition: Mar 14-Jun 14 in Kyoto

Kyoto International Manga Museum will be holding “Kosaku Shima~Shiki~ Kenshi Hirokane Original Picture Exhibition.” In the exhibition, along with the work Hirokane-sensei donated, the original copy of the Kosaku Shima series set in Kyoto will be on display.

DETAILS

Date and time March 14 until June 14, 2020
First Half: March 14 until May 6
Second Half: May 10 until June 14Closed every Wednesday (except on April 29 and May 6), April 14
Place Kyoto International Manga Museum Gallery 4 2F
Entrance Fee Free
Admission Fee to the Museum:
Adult: 800 yen
High school and junior high school students: 300 yen
Elementary students: 100 yen
Official Site https://www.kyotomm.jp/event/exh_hirokane/ (in Japanese only)

Mono ni Yadoru Omoi-Manga ni Miru Kottou no Sekai~Hatsu Akiko “Aryuendo Yumebanashi” Exhibition: Mar 16-May 10 in Kanazawa

Original works and color illustrations of “Uryuudou Yume Banashi” by Hatsu Akiko will be exhibited in Kanazawa Nakamura Memorial Museum.

DETAILS

Date and time March 16 until May 10, 2020 9:30-17:00
Place Kanazawa Nakamura Memorial Museum (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Adults: 310 yen
65 year old or older: 210 yen (free on holidays)
High school students or younger: free
Official Site https://www.kanazawa-museum.jp/nakamura/exhibit/index.html (in Japanese only)

Jun Mihara Exhibition – Jun Mihara All Color Works-: Mar 20-Apr 7 in Tokyo

To commemorate the publication of the book “Jun Mihara All Color Works” (Hakusensha), an exhibition will be held at Span Art Gallery. Carefully selected colored original manuscripts such as magazine covers, frontispiece, and appendix illustrations, high-quality original drawings and various works will be on display. “Jun Mihara All Color Works” will also be sold at the venue.

DETAILS

Date and time March 20 April 7, 2020 (Closed on March 25, April 1)
11:00-19:00 (Until 17:00 on the last day)
Place Span Art Gallery (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site http://www.span-art.co.jp/exhibition/202003miharajun.html (in Japanese only)

The Doraemon Exhibition Niigata: Mar 20-May 17

“Please make your own Doraemon.” Works by 28 artists from Japan and abroad will be presented in the Doraemon Exhibit in Niigata.
Date and time
March 20 until May 17, 2020 10: 00-18: 00
Closed on: 3/23 (Mon), 4/6 (Mon), 4/20 (Mon), 5/11 (Mon)

DETAILS

Date and time March 20 until May 17, 2020 10: 00-18: 00
Closed on: 3/23 (Mon), 4/6 (Mon), 4/20 (Mon), 5/11 (Mon)
Place Niigata Prefectural Bandaijima Art Museum (Access Map)
Entrance Fee General: 1,400 yen
University students and high school students: 1,200 yen
Free for junior high school students and underAdvance tickets
General only: 1,200 yen
Official Site https://banbi.pref.niigata.lg.jp/exhibition/the-ドラえもん展-niigata-2020/ (in Japanese only)

“Yotsubato! Original Paintings” 80th Special Exhibition: Mar 20-June 29 in Hyogo

The 80th Osamu Tezuka Exhibition will hold an original exhibition of the 20th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Award Manga Winner Yotsubato!

Original drawings and materials used will be showcased at the exhibition. The process from beginning until the finished manuscript will also be shown.

DETAILS

Date and time March 20 until June 29, 2020 9:30-17:00 PM
Closed: Every Wednesday (except 3/25, 4/1, 4/29, 5/6)
Place Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall 2nd Floor Exhibition Room (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site http://www.city.takarazuka.hyogo.jp/tezuka/4000020/4000261.html (in Japanese only)

 

Jump Fair in Animate 2020: Mar 19-Apr 2

Animate will be holding Jump Fair this year as well. Original goods released at Jump Festa will be available.
Random benefits from the Jump Fair Selection (58 types) will be given by purchasing/reserving fair related products

DETAILS

Date and time March 19 until April 2, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103470 (in Japanese only)

 

Hino Matsuri 25th Debut Anniversary Exhibition: Mar 28-Apr 19 in Niigata

In commemoration of Hino Matsuri’s 25th anniversary as mangaka, a special exhibition will be held. Her works from pre-debut until the present, including the masterpiece Vampire Knight will be showcased.

DETAILS

Date and time March 19 until April 2, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103470 (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)

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

 

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