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14th Manga Café -- "Gonna take a look at the 2011 world of Manga"

2011-12-22 (Thu) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The 14th Manga Café will be held on Thursday, December 22. As in last year, the theme of Manga Café for December is "Taking a look at the past year." Three guests from Kyoto International Manga Museum as well as ITO Yu, the café master, will discuss the manga arena of 2011 with the audience. Moreover, the audience will be asked for their choices of the greatest manga for the year.

The three guests write a series on manga for the Asahi Shimbun Company and write for manga-ranking books Konomanga ga sugoi [This manga is great!] and Konomanga wo yome [Read this manga!]. When it comes to talking about manga, they have no equal. In order to make the give and take with the audience as lively as possible, audience members are asked to bring their choice of "The Greatest Manga of 2011." (Books chosen should be limited to independent books published on or after January 1, 2011.)

In this café, participants will also discuss the role manga played following the disasters of the earthquake, accidents at nuclear power plants, and typhoons and how these disasters changed manga.

Capacity: 50

Registration is not required. Please note that members of the audience may come and go at any time.


  • YOSHIMURA Kazuma, Associate professor, School of Manga, Kyoto Seika University, Chief, International Manga Research Center, Kyoto International Manga Museum
  • KURAMOCHI Kayoko, Researcher, Kyoto International Manga Museum
  • INOMATA Noriko, Researcher, Kyoto International Manga Museum

Cafe masters:

  • ITO Yu, Researcher, International Manga Research Center, Kyoto Seika University
  • KINSUI Satoshi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Date: 2011-12-22 (Thu) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concorse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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