British Museum Manga Exhibition 2019

Talking Manga: An Interview with British Museum curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

Holly Rose Swinyard, editor of The Cosplay Journal, recently sat down with Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, curator of the British Museum’s Manga Exhibition, which runs until 26th August 2019, and has kindly shared part of their interview with downthetubes as a taster for the whole feature in the next edition of the magazine… The Cosplay Journal:Continue reading Talking Manga: An Interview with British Museum curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

#HelpKyoAniHeal appeal raises over a million dollars so far after tragic attack on studio

A crowdfunding campaign, #HelpKyoAniHeal, to support those impacted by the tragic attack on award-winning Kyōto Animation in Uji, Japan, has raised over one million dollars in support so farContinue reading #HelpKyoAniHeal appeal raises over a million dollars so far after tragic attack on studio

Urasawa Naoki

Japan House London hosts Helen McCarthy’s free talk on Urasawa Naoki next week

Heading to London’s Japan House to see their This is Manga – the Art of Urasawa Naoki exhibition? Why not combine your visit with a free evening lecture on the artist by leading UK anime and manga writer Helen McCarthy next Wednesday?   Urasawa Naoki has been called one of the artists that have changedContinue reading Japan House London hosts Helen McCarthy’s free talk on Urasawa Naoki next week

Art from the 2018 Manga Silver Award-winning story "Miseyieki" by and © Shangomola Edunjobi

Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award competition closing date approaches

The call for entries is open to all over the world for the 13th Japan International Manga Award, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The  deadline is 14th June 2019. Previous British winners include Sean Michael Wilson, who won a Bronze in the 10th Awards in 2016, with Japanese artist Akiko Shimojima,Continue reading Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award competition closing date approaches

The British Museum team busy installing a show-stopping 17-metre-long theatre curtain ahead of the opening of the MANGA Exhibition earlier this month. It was made by Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyōsai for the Shintomi Theatre on 30th June 1880. That day, after drinking a few bottles of rice wine, Kyōsai retreated to a studio and started painting. Just four hours later he emerged with the huge curtain, depicting members of the acting company as various kinds of monsters. The curtain is on loan from the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University. Photo: British Museum

British Museum’s massive MANGA exhibition opens this week

Author and manga expert Paul Gravett was lucky to be granted an exclusive sneak peek at The British Museum‘s MANGA exhibition, opening this week – and he’s very impressed. Announced last year, the exhibition, which will run until August, explores the phenomenon of manga and is the largest exhibition of the art ever to take placeContinue reading British Museum’s massive MANGA exhibition opens this week