Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair Executive Committee July 14th, 2016 press conference at the “World Heritage Site and former Imperial Villa, Nijo Castle” announced the latest information on the exhibitors work and or organized planning. On September 17th (Sat), and 18th (Sun), Western Japan’s largest manga and anime trade fair (Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016 “Kyomaf”) will be held at Miyako Messe (Kyoto Kangyo Museum).
This year being the 5th anniversary, a variety of 68 companies and organizations (119% compared to previous year) such as publishers, anime studios, and even educational institutes are scheduled to exhibit while currently (July 15th) there is a total of 50 determined.
Please visit the exhibitors official websites for their exhibit work.
At the press conference venue, the mayor of Kyoto city along with executive committee members participated in the “Kyomaf” cheering supporters with Inori Minase (Sony Music Artist affiliation) in her Yuzen Kimono.
In collaboration with Kyoto’s long-established Japanese confectionery shop manufacturer, (Nikiniki Shogoin Yatsuhashi Sohonten Co. Ltd) Minase’s identity was the one supervising the seasonal confectionery, and the tasting was carried out on the podium with everyone.
In addition, after the first part announcement, they also announced the second part which is the collaboration visual of a few popular manga and anime works creating a big buzz!
The second part being the collaboration between “Blue Exorcist” x Kiyomizu-dera “Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru” x Mibu-dera, and even Seichi of each.
On July 16th (Sat) at Miyako Messe venue, advanced tickets (stage viewing lottery applications) start selling.
Please look forward to the assembly of many manga and anime-related companies and organizations at Western Japan’s largest manga and anime exhibition “Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016”.
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016
Miyako Messe (Kyoto Kangyo Museum): September 17th (Sat), 18th (Sun) 9:00 to 17:00 (the 18th is until 16:00)
Kyoto International Manga Museum : September 17th (Sat), 18th (Sun) 10:00 to 18:00
Inori Minase’s comments
This time I get to work as a cheering supporter but it is my first time participating in Kyomaf so I am very nervous.
I will be starring in the newly announced work “Nobunaga no Shinobi” as the role of a shinobi serving Nobunaga called “Chidori” so I wonder if the work will enliven Kyomaf. Kyoto is also a land filled with rich history, bringing out the true meaning of a place of Yukari so I am looking forward to playing around with it.
Onstage dressed in a Yuzen Kimono, a background as if in a time slip, the recital was performed.
At the Kyoto International Manga Museum will be a display of the original painting “Yatsusan Bridge Maiko-chan” by the artist Minase from July 14th to the last day of Kyomaf September 18th.
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