Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion

Festival

2021.10.29-11.1
Spain

27th Manga Barcelona (2021)

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About the festival / online booth overview

The largest Manga Festival, “Manga Barcelona” (2021.10.29-11.1) in Barcelona, Spain, came back this year on site for the first time in 2 years. (Venue: Fira Barcelona Montjuïc) JMAF participated in the festival by hosting an online exhibition and onsite events. A special linked website was launched at noon on October 29th (JST).

Continuing on from last year, the project is directed by Marc BERNABÉ, a manga researcher and translator living in Barcelona. Based on the theme of “Manga, Ties and Bonds,” the special website (available in Spanish and English) presented seven works selected by the director that rely deeply on human bonds and emotions. March Comes In Like a Lion by UMINO Chica, who won the Grand Prize in the Manga Division at the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival, was exhibited as a special feature. In addition, there were online events, such as interviews with manga artists whose works are featured on the special site.


Project Outline

Curatorial Theme: MANGA, TIES AND BONDS

Selection of award-winning manga from the Japan Media Arts Festival

In this exhibition, we have showcased outstanding pieces of work from manga that rely deeply on human bonds and emotions. Comics can be entertaining but also motivating, emotive, and even, in some cases, life-changing.

Marc BERNABÉ (Director, Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion Manga division)

Curatorial Theme

 

Manga Division Special site

A special website linked with “The 27th Manga Barcelona,” held on site for the first time in two years, was launched on October 29th, Friday, for online manga exhibition, etc.

Manga Division Special site “MANGA, TIES AND BONDS”
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Feature|March Comes in Like a Lion

UMINO Chica’s March Comes In Like a Lion, which won the Grand Prize in the Manga Division at the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival, is on display. In addition to a special long interview with UMINO Chica about the work, the cover illustrations of every volume and pages selected by the curator are displayed. You can also enjoy reading the first chapter from the first volume.
* The interview article will be available until the end of March 2022.

Artist / Publisher UMINO Chica / Hakusensha Inc.
JMAF Awarded Title 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Grand Prize
Related sites Special site (Feature)

Exhibition|Hei no naka no biyoshitsu (The Depth of the Sky)

Artist / Publisher KOHINATA Marco / Original Story by SAKURAI Mina / Shogakukan Inc.
JMAF Awarded Title 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Excellence Award
Related sites Special site (Exhibition)

Exhibition|Golden Kamuy

Artist / Publisher NODA Satoru / Shueisha Inc.
JMAF Awarded Title 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Social Impact Award
Related sites Special site (Exhibition)

Exhibition|︎My Broken Mariko

Artist / Publisher HIRAKO Waka / Kadokawa Corporation
JMAF Awarded Title 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division New Face Award
Related sites Special site (Exhibition)

Exhibition|The Promised Neverland

Artist / Publisher DEMIZU Posuka / Story by SHIRAI Kaiu / Shueisha Inc.
JMAF Awarded Title 21st Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Jury Selection
Related sites Special site (Exhibition)

Exhibition|Sunny

Artist / Publisher MATSUMOTO Taiyo / Shogakukan Inc.
JMAF Awarded Title 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Excellence Award
Related sites Special site (Exhibition)

Exhibition|Black Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey

Artist / Publisher HIGASHIMURA Akiko / Shueisha Inc.
JMAF Awarded Title 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Grand Prize
Related sites Special site (Exhibition)

Online Events

Title Encounter with KOHINATA Marco
Interviewee KOHINATA Marco (Hei no naka no biyoshitsu – The Depth of the Sky)
Interviewer Marc BERNABÉ (Director, JMAF Overseas Promotion Manga division)
Streaming date and time Oct. 30th (Sat) 18:00-19:00 (JST)
Related sites

 

Title Interview with HIRAKO Waka
Interviewee HIRAKO Waka (My Broken Mariko)
Interviewer Marc BERNABÉ (Director, JMAF Overseas Promotion Manga division)
Streaming date and time Nov. 1st (Mon) 19:00-19:40 (JST)
Related sites

 

Title Round table on “The Promised Neverland”
Interviewee
  • Annabel ESPADA (Manga editor)
  • Oriol ESTRADA (Manga expert)
  • Marta SALMONS (Mangaka, 2D concept artist)
Interviewer Marc BERNABÉ (Director, JMAF Overseas Promotion Manga division)
Streaming date and time Oct. 31st (Sun) 19:00-20:00 (JST)
Related sites

 

Title Round table on “March Comes In Like a Lion”
Interviewee
  • Blanca MIRA (Writer and manga scriptwriter)
  • Oriol ESTRADA (Manga expert)
  • Carlota LLORET -KARU- (Editor and letterer at ECC Ediciones)
Interviewer Marc BERNABÉ (Director, JMAF Overseas Promotion Manga division)
Streaming date and time Dec. 2 (Thu) 27:00-28:00 (JST)
Related sites

Screening

One of the JMAF programs was screened onsite and all three programs were screened online( on-demand distribution) .

On-Site Screening
Dates and times Fri., October 29, 2021
Venue Fira Barcelona Montjuïc, Auditorium
Screening Programs “Expanded Animation”
Online Screening
Dates and times Fri., October 29, 2021 – Sun., November 7, 2021
Venue Online (On-Demand)
Screening Programs