Giovedì, Aprile 19, 2012

Manga Magazine in China

From today Asahi Shinbun edition

- Kodansha Ltd. and its Chinese partner Guangxi Publishing & Media Group Co. will launch a monthly manga magazine in China next month.

Titled Jing Manhua the magazine will have 120 pages and plenty of color.
It is targeted at Chinese boys aged 10 and older.
The first issue is set for release on May 25 Kodansha said April 18.

The publication, which is described as funny, brisk and thrilling will feature original works by Chinese manga creators.
A key focus will be on finding fresh talent and new creators to make their debut in the magazine.
Using know-how on the manga business nurtured in Japan, Kodansha also plans to start selling comic books and character goods, and create movies based on the published works in China.

Kodansha is the second company in Japan to publish a manga magazine in China, following Kadokawa Group Holdings Inc.-

How about a Kodansha, Italian Publisher partnership?
I’d love it (^__^)


Giovedì, Dicembre 8, 2011

Cosplayers help Japan

cosplayers.jpg I am just reading from Kyodo News Agency that Costume role players from Japan and abroad are helping to promote Japan’s recovery from the Jishin, Tsunami, Radiation disaster.
Tuesday in Sendai four women, from Japan, South Korea, China and Thailand, posed for photos at the site of the former Sendai Castle with members of Datebushoutai a local tourism promotion group whose members dress as warriors or warlords.
The women, who won the Internet Cosplay contest run by a Thai company from September through November, dressed as characters from Japanese animated films and games.
-Although reconstruction may take much time, I hope they will hang in there- said Rayna from China.

I hope Cosplayers from Italy could also think about some Contest to promote tourism in Japan.
One of the most beautiful country on Earth.
It’s definitely worth visiting it (°__°)


Giovedì, Ottobre 20, 2011

Japan is a strange country

Enjoy friends ^___^


Venerdì, Aprile 30, 2010

Spring Decorations

news_large_kamakura01.jpgYesterday in Tokyo, were announced the names of people who will receive the decoration of Spring.
This is an annual award given by the Japanese government to individuals who have distinguished themselves in various fields.
This year, among others, the award is given to the author of manga Ryohei Saigan of 62, who signed works like Kamakura Monogatari (Tales of Kamakura) and who last year won the Grand Prize at the 38th Awards Cartoonist Japan.
He is also known for Sanchome no Yuhi (Alba on third street), which was transformed into a TV series of 27 episodes and two movies.
Not many of us know his name (as many other famous Japanese artists) and then I inform you that Saigan was born in 1947 in Tokyo in the Setagaya district, attended Rikkyo Niza High School and Rikkyo University.
His career as manga artist began in 1972 when he won a prize at the Big Comic and of course, it wonderfully goes on!