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Shojo Manga: Japanese Girl’s Comic’s Exhibiting in UK by Aisha Anime

Calling all Manga fans! The first major exhibition of Japanese Shōjo manga in the UK has opened and runs till the beginning of June.

After such great introduction from the Japan Foundation suddenly the popularity of shojo manga has been realised and more avenues have been opened.

Running from Friday 18th March 2016 – Sunday 12th June 2016, House of Illustration hosts the first major exhibition of Japanese Shōjo manga. Theexhibition includes featuring ‘Genga’ (Dash) prints of the pioneering work of 1970s manga artists Akiko Hatsu and Keiko Takemiya, and contemporary artist Yukiko Kai.

Japan’s shōjo manga culture dates back to the post-war years, but only evolved into the broad-ranging and hugely-popular form of today as a result of the innovative work of a small group of artists in the 1970s.

 

The exhibition is running in association with the Kyoto International Manga Museum and The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

House of Illustration is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm.

The gallery is also running manga workshops for families and teens during March and April.

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Hyper Japan Xmas Market 2015: Airly Momoko Interview by Aisha Anime

Copyright Airly Momoko

Copyright Airly Momoko

Hyper Japan not only provides guests but great people come to event to see the sights and entertainment. I came across a beautiful princess (who I thought was cosplaying) this was Airly Momoko who had come to Hyper Japan to promote the Edo anime 1803: Magical “Utsushi-e” stall.

“Utsushi-e” is a form of animation that first appeared over 200 years ago in Edo (Tokyo). While little more than a series of of glass slides set in front of a crude candle projector, the result was nevertheless a spectacle the likes of which the Japanese people had never seen before. Now, after more than 200 years since the first show was performed, HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market will play host to the UK’s very first performance of utsushi-e at the Live.Japan stage, performed by Minzawa.

Watch her interview below.

 

Airly Momoko is a Japanese idol who sings and models. She used to be known as gold Momoco.

The Momoco-Airly-France Was founded by a small group of fans Who cam to know the singer on the French TV channel Nolife, with the song Fuwa Fuwa Fuwaffu ~. They managed to gather Some funding for Airly to come to Japan Expo in Paris, the biggest convention Japan fans in Europe (230,000 visitors in 2013). Her website of the Association Momoco-Airly France is aimed to help organize concerts in Europe for Airly.

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Hyper Japan 2015: Xmas Market lineup by Aisha Anime

hj banner xmas 2015

HYPER JAPAN, the one-stop-shop for J-culture, has announced this year’s Christmas Market will take place on November 27-29 at London’s Tobacco Dock in East London.

They will hosting a variety of activities, performances and exhibitors on offer at HYPER JAPAN which will include the Sushi Awards 2015, the first ever Sake Cocktail Awards 2015, the European debut of Kawaiicore music group Lady Baby, and Shironuri artist and fashion icon MINORI from Japan.


Additionally, the Christmas market welcomes back crowd favourites ranging from cosplay, anime & manga to traditional martial arts to Kawaii fashion. Interactive demonstrations and workshops will include Ramen cooking by Ippudo in the first-ever HYPER Creative Studio.

HYPER JAPAN’s Managing Director, Kazuhiro Marumo said “I am proud and passionate about my Japanese heritage, and look forward to sharing it with the UK at HYPER JAPAN in a fun, interactive, and accessible setting. This time, the fair is to have a greater focus on food and gifting in the build-up to Christmas which differs from our regular HYPER JAPAN Festival in the summer.”

HYPER JAPAN started in 2010, and this will mark the 9th event in London. HYPER JAPAN festival 2015, the most recent festival, finished successfully in July with tens of thousands of participants.

Read what AIsha got up to last time at 2015 Summer Hyper Japan.

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