Manga, Ties and Bonds

Round table on The Promised Neverland

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 (CET) / 19:00 – 20:00 (JST)

Annabel ESPADA (Manga editor)
Oriol ESTRADA (Manga expert)
Marta SALMONS (Mangaka and 2D concept artist)
Marc BERNABÉ (Director, JMAF Overseas Promotion Manga division)

This program is conducted in Spanish. If you wish to listen to Spanish please watch Manga Barcelona live channel. If you prefer to listen to English interpretation, please watch from below.

Director’s comment

The Promised Neverland is one of the biggest hits of the shonen manga panorama of recent years and its publication in Spain and the US has recently finished with a total of 20 volumes. In this round table we will have the editor in Spain for this work, a renowned expert on the Japanese comic scene and a manga artist exchanging their impressions about this megahit of a thriller.


Annabel ESPADA

Annabel ESPADA is a manga specialized editor with more than 20 years of experience. Head of the manga division of Norma Editorial, she is one of the most widely known manga editors in Spain. The Promised Neverland is one of the many titles her team has helped reach the Spanish bookstores.
Manga editor


Oriol ESTRADA RANGIL is part of the Manga Barcelona organization and he is the co-founder of Espai Daruma, where he teaches about manga and society. He has written several books about manga, such as Songokumanía, 501 mangas que leer en español and Cultura manga, among others.


Marta SALMONS, 2D concept artist for a videogame company based in Barcelona, is co-author of Pechanko! and A través del Khamsin (Norma Editorial), works that received awards both in Spain and internationally. Recently, on her own, she has published short stories for Planeta Manga magazine and she has taken part in a webcomic for Webtoon in America.



Marc BERNABÉ is a translator from Japanese with more than 20 years of experience. He is also an expert on manga, director of this Virtual Exhibition and coordinator of the associated events.