Kenneos’ poster for the 13th Barcelona Manga Fair

Barcelona Manga Fair is back and bigger and better than ever

The 23rd edition of the fair, which will take place from 1 to 5 November, will pay special attention to robotics.

Tickets are now on sale for the 13th edition of the Barcelona Manga Fair, which building on its previous success, is set to be bigger than ever – taking up 75,000 square metres this year, and running from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th of November.

Robotics will be one of the protagonists of the event, with an exhibition about the presence of robots and cyborgs in manga and anime. The exhibition will also feature a section on how robotics has evolved in Japan. Another attraction that has been revealed is this year’s poster which was drawn by Victòria Chamizo, better known as Kenneos. It’s a way of paying tribute to the artist who died last year at the age of 28 and will be the subject of an exhibition at the fair. At Kenneos an exhibition of the Salon will also be dedicated. And there will be more exhibitions including one titled The Keicho Embassy. Christianity in Japan, which will focus on the Japanese diplomatic mission to Spain from 1613 to 1620.

One of the biggest new developments this year is the collaboration between the fair and the Sónar Festival, which will give rise to Sónar Barcelona Manga, which will feature a set by Japanese DJs on its opening day on Thursday 2 November. Additionally, a number of big name guests have already confirmed their presence at the fair, including Robico, the author of My Little Monster, Japanese singer Azumi Inoue, and Doctor Takanori Shibata, a major figure in the world of robotics.

Additional information is available on the Ficomic website.

Publication date: Thursday, 22 June 2017
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