An exhibition showcasing Japanese manga comics will be held at the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi from May 18 to June 16.
“New space for manga – Japanese contemporary comic art” will feature nine comics published since 2000 -- “Number Five” by Matsumoto Taiyo, “The World God Only Knows” by Wakaki Tamiki, “Children of the Sea” by Igarashi Daisuke, “Sugar Sugar Rune” by Anno Moyoco, “BECK” by Harold Sakuishi, “Nodame Cantabile” by Ninomiya Tomoko, “Solanin” by Asano Inio, “Sennen Gaho (One Thousand Years Diary)” by Kyo Machiko, and “Five Minutes from the Station” by Kuramochi Fusako.
A reading room will be opened for visitors to the exhibition.
The museum is situated at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc.
Two presentations, “Japanese manga: the entertainment industry penetrating space and time” by the exhibition curator Takahashi Mizuki and “When manga turns to art” by Japanese art critic Kyoshi Kusumi, will be held on May 19 and June 4 at the Fine Arts University of Vietnam, 42 Yet Kieu.
Manga comics and cartoons are extremely popular in Japan among both children and adults and are translated into many languages around the world.