Manga & Anime! Japan
Heya so after disappearing for along while I’m back with another random update. My holidays are coming to a close (Starts this coming Monday) which makes me a very sad man now TT_TT Anyway, managed to attend rather interesting exhibition yesterday, so this post will be about it.
The Manga & Anime! Japan exhibition caught my eye when i happened to see a Flyer of it laying around at my local Kinokuniya bookstore. So after securing a friend to accompany to see whats it about, I finally made my way to the Japan Creative Centre for the aforementioned exhibition.
It was my first time to the Japan Creative Centre, and it was a peculiar place indeed ^^;; Located some way off the well-known Orchard Road shopping district, it was surprisingly ulu (ulu is a singaporean way of saying out of the way) for a building within walking distance to hotels and other various popular shopping complexes. It had a nice atmosphere about it though and while the outside wasn’t as “Japanese” as i had imagined from the name, it was a nice, cosy place.
A quick paranoma shot of the Japan Creative Centre ^^;;
Upon entering the building, we were greeted by the above sight ^^ Don’t be fooled though, those are just pictures of mangas on a shelf ^^;; though there is a 200 metre long wall at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, which i think was what they were trying to recreate, at least in feeling.
Various facts about mangas were plastered on the walls, like how mangakas earn their ricebowls etcetc. It was really informative and anyone, be it anime/manga lover, aspiring mangaka or just Japanese culture lover would enjoy these random facts.
On one of the walls, the ranking of Manga ,based on the no. of first edition that was circulated, was shown. On it was the usual titles like Bleach, Naruto and Nodame Cantabile, but personally, I was pleased to see….
Kimi no Todoke Vol. 10 coming in at a respectable 9th position \(^^)/
Of course there was manga…
and MORE MANGA! They had Bleach, Bakuman and D.Grayman just to name a few…and even some more older, but recognizable mangas XDD
Yes. Whats more, is that all these mangas were available for your reading pleasure! Yeap, you could just pick one up and read it (within the building only of course XDD)! Well, thats if you can read japanese. if you can’t, you can be like me and just browse the art ^^;;
Speaking of art…
there was a mini gallery of sorts featuring several art works depicting several well known anime/manga drawn, with a local twist of sorts. A collaboration between Animax and oicsingapore. The artworks were based on manga/anime characters, but the local artist were given free reign on how to draw em… producing some rather interesting results…if you want to see the art works, you can just click here complete with description and all that! O and visitors to the exhibition can go to the link provided and, with a password given at the exhibition, vote for their favorite art pieces and stand to win some nice prizes ^^
There were also some illustrations of some early Shoujo art hung on the wall, which i have to say are very beautifully drawn XDD
And in another section, they showed off some of the more popular animes and their respective merchandises that are airing on Animax, some of the titles shown were Shakugan no Shana, Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, K-ON!, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Inuyasha and Fairy Tale.
Seeing all the related merchandise was nice, but what intrigued me, or ratehr worried me was how the Mio figure was displayed. I mean they just left her standing on the box (which was just pasted there? O.o;;;) and she was molested countless times by curious people who caught sight of her. I do not even want to begin to think how many times she had her pantsu seen by boys, girls and toddlers (yes, toddlers were playing around with her too) I was just worried someone would knock the box or drop her accidentally and she would break >.< not to mention with so many hands touching her, she was getting dirtier by the minute ^^; (Not that kind of dirty tho! XDD) Just been informed by comrade Alyukito that she’s a bootleg =w=. meh /feels cheated
Another merchandise that caught my eye was a Kagome, of Inuyasha fame, figurine
What caught my eye wasn’t her sculpt (which isn’t too shabby imo XDD) but rather the fact she is sitting ontop of a beverage bottle ^^;;; have never seen this before, though i believe this to be one of those UFO catcher toys ^^;;;
O and did i mention that Kyoto InternationalManag museum is also giving out free selected mangas from their collection as souvenirs to all visitors while stock lasts! Just don’t expect the titles to be new ^^;;;;
So That concludes my post about the Exhibition ^^;; hope you guys enjoyed my short presentation and for those local singaporeans who are interested in going, the exhibition ends 12th of Nov and admission is free, so head on there soon! ^^
Anyway, while i was editing my post and photos, i was constantly faced with this sight ^^;;
Turned out Saber wanted to go and had gotten all ready for it, but due to circumstances she ended up not going ^^;; She was further displeased to see some of my photos had turned out looking too yellow-y >.< so apologies for the poor photo quality.
So until next time (soon hopefully!) I bid you a fond farewell while i think of a way to appease Saber here ^^;;