Information from JMAF

We have launched a special website “Manga, Ties and Bonds” to coincide with our online exhibition at Manga Barcelona!

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This year’s 27th Manga Barcelona (Spain) will be a hybrid of onsite and online from Friday, October 29, 2021, until Monday, November 1, 2021.
We have launched a special website “Manga, Ties and Bonds” as a collaborative online project this year.
The exhibition features UMINO Chika, winner of the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Grand Prize for her work March comes in like a lion, and introduces seven works of Japanese manga. There will also be online events, including interviews with KOHINATA Maruko and HIRAKO Waka, and a round table discussion to be held at the Barcelona venue. Please check it out.


Theme
MANGA, TIES AND BONDS
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/curatorial_theme

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

Special Site
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en


Feature

March Comes in Like a Lion — Sangatsu no Lion
UMINO Chica

24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Grand Prize
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/umino


Exhibition

Golden Kamuy
NODA Satoru

24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Social Impact Award
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/noda
   
Hei no naka no biyoshitsu — The Depth of the Sky
KOHINATA Marco / Original Story by SAKURAI Mina

24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Excellence Award
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/kohinata-sakurai

My Broken Mariko
HIRAKO Waka

24th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division New Face Award
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/hirako

The Promised Neverland
Story by SHIRAI Kaiu / Art by DEMIZU Posuka

21st Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Jury Selection
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/shirai-demizu/

Sunny
MATSUMOTO Taiyo
 
20th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Excellence Award
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/matsumoto

Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey — Kakukaku shikajika
HIGASHIMURA Akiko

19th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Grand Prize
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/higashimura


Online Events

◆ Encounter with KOHINATA Marco
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
11:00 – 12:00 (CET) / 19:00 – 20:00 (JST)
Interviewee: KOHINATA Marco (Hei no naka no biyoshitsu — The Depth of the Sky)
Interviewer: Marc BERNABÉ (Director, Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion Manga division)
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/kohinata_interview

◆ Round table on The Promised Neverland
Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021
11:00 – 12:00 (CET) / 19:00 – 20:00 (JST)
Speakers: Annabel ESPADA (Manga editor), Oriol ESTRADA (Manga expert), Marta SALMONS (Mangaka, 2D concept artist)
Moderator: Marc BERNABÉ (Director, Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion Manga division)
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/neverland_talk

◆ Interview with HIRAKO Waka
Monday, Nov. 1, 2021
11:00 – 11:40 (CET) / 19:00 – 19:40 (JST)
Interviewee: HIRAKO Waka (My Broken Mariko)
Interviewer: Marc BERNABÉ (Director, Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion Manga division)
https://jmaf-promote.jp/manga2021/en/hirako_interview