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Manga Events May 2021: Manga Planet Listing

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

Please note that these events may be postponed or canceled due to the declaration of a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo. Make sure you practice social distancing and take preventive measures against COVID-19 when joining these events!

 

“Kuroshitsuji” 15th Anniversary Comic Fair 2 Edition

You will receive a bookmark with a famous scene from the manga for every purchase of one target product during the period.

A display contest with the themes “Character Popularity Vote” and “Quote and Scene Vote” will be held at each store.
The “characters” and “quotes and scenes” that were voted by everyone will be the bonus designs for the fourth edition.

DETAILS

Date and time April 15, 2021 (Thu)-June 13, 2021 (Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104939 (in Japanese only)

 

Kuroshitsuji×Gratte Part 2

Along with the other celebrations for the 15th anniversary of the serialization of popular manga “Kuroshitsuji”, a collaboration with Gratte by Animate Cafe will be held.
Cookies will also be available in select stores nationwide.

DETAILS

Date and time April 30, 2021(Fri)-June 20, 2021(Sun)
Place Mori Arts Center Gallery 52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
Entrance Fee Gratte Collaboration:
Animate Shibuya
Animate Kichijoji Parco
Animate Yokohama Vivre
Animate Sendai
Animate Osaka Nipponbashi
Animate OkayamaOn-site Cookie Store:
Animate Machida
Animate Sapporo
Animate Nagoya
Animate Sannomiya
Animate Kyoto
Animate Fukuoka PARCO
Animate Niigata
Animate Hiroshima
Animate Nagano
Animate Shizuoka PARCO
Official Site https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/388655/ (in Japanese only)

 

Ai Morinaga Memorial (Retrospective) Exhibition

The Ai Morinaga memorial (Retrospective) exhibition will be held in her former home and studio. In addition to the exhibition, a screening of the movie “Himitsu no Hanazono” based on the novel “Strawberry-chan no Karei na Seikatsu” will also be held.

DETAILS

Date and time April 18, 2021(Sun)-May 23, 2021(Sun)
Place Yokote Masuda Manga Museum Special Exhibition Room
Entrance Fee General: 1600 yen
Student: 800 yen
*Those under 18 years old should present their ID at the entrance
*Tax included
Official Site https://www.confetti-web.com/detail.php?tid=59821& (in Japanese only)

 

“Homura-sensei wa Tabun Motenai” Completion Commemorative Fair

Animate will be holding a fair to commemorate the completion of the manga, “Homura-sensei wa Tabun Motenai.” A 1 point fair point reciept will be givel for each purchase of the target product during the period. Benefits can be exchanged for the collected fair point receipts!
Additionally, one serial application form for each purchase of the target product. 20 signed shikishi will be presented by lottery to the customers who applied.

*Registration to CLUB animate is required

DETAILS

Date and time Fair Period: April 15, 2021(Thu)-May 16, 2021(Sun)
Application Period: May 16, 2021(Sun)
Place Animate Store Nationwide (including mail order)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=105400 (in Japanese only)

 

“Blue Knight” First Issue Commemorative “KADOKAWA and Blue Knight” Exhibition

To commemorate the release of the first issue of “Blue Knight”, Animate will hold a “KADOKAWA and Blue Knight” exhibition where duplicate original drawings of serialized works will be on display.
Additionally, a serial application form will be given with each purchase of the target product. A set of 8 duplicate original drawings from the exhibition will be given via lottery to customers who applied.

*Registration to CLUB animate is required

DETAILS

Date and time April 20, 2021 (Tue)-May 16, 2021 (Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide (including mail order)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=105365 (in Japanese only)

 

“Genjitsu mo Tama ni wa Uso wo Tsuku” Volume 2 Release Commemorative Fair

Animate will be holding a fair to commemorate the release of the volume 2 of “Genjitsu mo Tama ni wa Uso wo Tsuku”. During the period, for each purchase of the target products, one benefit will be given corresponding to each product. In addition, one point reciept (A or B) will be given. A B6 size 4P leaflet will be given to customers who collected both point reciepts.
A serial application form will also be given for each purchase of the target product. Signed original drawings will be given via lottery to those who applied.

*Registration to CLUB animate is required.

DETAILS

Date and time Fair period: April 21, 2021(Wed)-May 30, 2021(Sun)
Application Period: April 21, 2021(Wed)-June 6, 2021(Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide (including mail order)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=105421 (in Japanese only)

 

“Hamburger-chan’s Picture Diary” Release Celebration! Local Hamburger-chan Appearance Fair!

Animate will be holding a fair to celebrate the first volume of the long awaited comic of Hamburger-chan. During the period, for every purchase of the target product, a newly drawn B6 size 4P leaflet(1 type) and a serial application form will be given.
An autographed shikishi will be presented via lottery to 20 people who applied.

In addition, Akihabara Main Store(Fussa), Sasebo Store, Yokosuka Store, Hakodate Store, and Hiroshima Store(Kure), which are famous for their Hamburgers, will distribute a limited paper with newly drawn Local Hamburger-chan.

*A special cart will be prepared for Animate mail orders. Store benefits can be chosen.
*Registration to CLUB animate is required.

DETAILS

Date and time Fair period: May 27, 2021(Thu)-June 27,2021(Sun)
Application Period: May 27, 2021(Thu)-July 4, 2021(Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide (including mail order)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=105510 (in Japanese only)

 

“Osananajimi ga Zettai Makenai Love Comedy” 100 Million Copies Sold Commemorative Campaign

During the period, one booklet “Osananajimi ga Zettai Makenai Love Comedy Episode 0” will be given for the purchase of the target products.
*One copy per person.

DETAILS

Date and time May 1, 2021(Sat)-June 30, 2021(Wed)
Place Ikebukuro Main Store, Takasaki Store, Sendai Store, Omiya Store, Machida Store, Tsudanuma Store, Kichijoji Parco Store, Chiba Store, Utsunomiya Store, Hachioji Store, Sapporo Store, Kawagoe Store, Shibuya Store, Nagoya Parco Store, Shizuoka Parco Store, Niigata Store, Kofu Store, Kanazawa Store, Nagano Store, Koriyama Store, Akihabara Main Store, Hamamatsu Store, Akita Store, Aeon Iwaki Store, Toyama Store, Asahikawa Store, Hachinohe Rapier Store Hakodate, Fukui, Odawara, Toyohashi, Mito, Minamikoshigaya, Tachikawa, Morioka, Tennoji, Sannomiya, Takatsuki, Himeji, Fuse, Kyoto, Kawanishi, Fukuoka Parco, Matsuyama, Okayama, Kokura, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Oita, Kochi, Kyobashi, Nara, Fujisawa, Fukushima, Osaka Nihonbashi, Kamata Aomori Store, Tokorozawa Store, Nagasaki Store, Gifu Store, Miyazaki Store, Kashiwa Store, Matsudo Store, Yokohama Bible Store, Numazu Store, Yamagata Store, Hon Atsugi Store, Kawaguchi Store, Fukuyama Store, Kawasaki Store, Hirakata Store, Seiseki Sakuragaoka Opa Store, Matsumoto Parco Store, Sasebo Store, Naha International Street Store, Wakayama Store, Mallage Shobu Store, AEON Yonago Store, Yokosuka Store, Kanayama Store, Mallage Hofu Store Saga, AEON Hofu, Roble Oyama, AEON Lake Town, Al Plaza Kusatsu, Umeda, Avanti Kyoto, AEON Hamamatsu Ichino, AEON Mall Kuwana, Shinjuku Hulk, AEON Akashi, AEON Mall Funabashi, AEON Mall Fujinomiya, AEON Kushiro, Fuji Grand Higashihiroshima, Kumagaya, Toyota AEON Mall Hirosaki, AEON Mall Nagaoka, AEON Mall Musashi Murayama, AEON Matsue, AEON Mall Nagoya, AEON Mall Chikushino, Ario Kashiwa, Marui Family Ebina, Tokushima, Mail Order
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=105577 (in Japanese only)

 

Jump Fair in Animate 2021

For customers who meet the target conditions during the fair period, a random mini shikishi will be given as a present.

DETAILS

Date and time April 23, 2021(Fri)-May 16, 2021(Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide (including mail order)
Entrance Fee Free
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=105219 (in Japanese only)

 

“Aoshima-kun wa Ijiwaru 2” Release Commemorative Film Poster Lottery Campaign

For each purchase of the target product during the period, a serial applicatin form will be given. A special film poster with a duplicate autograph will be given via lottery to customers who applied.

*Registration to CLUB animate is required.

DETAILS

Date and time Campaign period: May 21, 2021(Fri)-June 13, 2021(Sun)
Application period: May 21, 2021(Fri)-June 20, 2021(Sun)
Place Animate Stores Nationwide (including mail order)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=105490 (in Japanese only)

 

“BAD GIRLS” Yamada Naito Solo Exhibition

Yamada Naito-sensei’s solo exhibition will be held at the Trancepop Gallery in Kyoto. 30 large and small original artworks under the theme of “BAD GIRLS” such as sketches and pen drawings will be displayed. In addition, works printed by lithograph and an exhibition commemorative ZINE will be displayed and sold.

DETAILS

Date and time May 8, 2021(Sat)-May 23rd, 2021(Sun)
12:00~18:00
*Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Place Trancepop Gallery, Kyoto Prefecture
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://natalie.mu/comic/news/427171 (in Japanese only)

D・N・ANGEL Exhibition~Sugisaki Yukiru’s D・N・A~

D・N・ANGEL exhibition will be held to commemorate the completion of the series last January 2021.
In the exhibition, celebration illustrations drawn for the exhibition will be displayed. Original artworks of the first episode and the manuscript of the final episode and original goods will also be present in the exhibition.
There will also be a lottery for original prizes.

DETAILS

Date and time May 14, 2021(Fri)-June 6, 2021(Sun)
10:30-20:00
*Admission is 30 minutes before closing
Place Marui City Yokohama 7th Floor Event Space
Entrance Fee Admission Ticket with Goods- 800 yen
General Admission Ticket-500 yen
EPOS Card Member Admission Ticket-400 yen*Tax included
*Customers with EPOS Cards will receive a 100 yen discount.
*Free admission for preschoolers
Official Site https://www.0101.co.jp/077/store-info/fair.html?article_id=37661&from=01_pc_st077_top_news-topics (in Japanese only)

 

“Blue Lock” Exhibition in Tower Records Shibuya

The first original art exhibition of the popular manga “Blue Lock” will be held to commemorate the release of volume 14.
Black-and-white drawings and colored reproductions, as well as a photo spot will be in the exhibition. Original goods will also be sold and duplicate artworks will be available for order. Limited benefits will also be given to those who purchase goods.

DETAILS

Date and time May 15, 2021 (Sat)-June 6, 2021
12:00-20:00
*Last admission is at 19:30
*No admission between 15:00 and 16:00 due to ventilation of the venue
Place Tower Records Shibuya Store 8F SpaceHACHIKAI
Entrance Fee Free (reservations will be required via e-tickets)
Official Site https://towershibuya.jp/news/2021/04/26/153196 (in Japanese only)

 

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