OSAKA INTERNATIONAL MANGA GRAND PRIX

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OSAKA INTERNATIONAL MANGA GRAND PRIX Overview

With the influence of the “Manga” culture, OSAKA INTERNATIONAL MANGA GRAND PRIX intends to share Japanese tradition and the historical heritage of the Kansai area with people from Japan and overseas. Nowadays, “Manga” is very popular and highly acclaimed worldwide. By honoring world-famous Japanese Manga artists and creating a gateway for the future artists to succeed, we would like to let the world know that Japan is the mecca of “Manga” and sets the global standards of “Manga”.

Date
  • Sat, Dec 5, 2015
    10:00-20:00
  • Sun, Dec 6, 2015
    10:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Award Ceremony)
Place

DAIMARU Shinsaibashi, North Building 14F: Event Hall, Roof-top Garden, Theatre (only on the 6th)

1-7-1 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-8501

Admission

Advance ticket : 1,000yen(tax included)
Ticket at the door(Free for Junior high school students and under) : 1,500yen(tax included)

Expected Number of Participants

Approximately 10,000

Hosted By

OSAKA INTERNATIONAL MANGA GRAND PRIX Committee

Alliance with OSAKA CONVENTION & TOURISM BUREAU, the mecca of Pop Culture

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Supporting Groups (Tentative)

  • Kansai Bureau of Economy,
  • Trade and Industry (METI),
  • Osaka Prefectural Government,
  • The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
  • Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau,
  • Osaka Prefectural Board of Education,
  • Kansai・Osaka 21st Century Association,
  • Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Francaise du Japon,
  • Naniwa Meibutsu Development and Research Institute

Participating Groups and Partners

Participating Group

Daimaru Shinsaibashi

Partners
  • Godai Tomoatsu Project
  • Japan Circle
  • Eicoh Co., Ltd.

Opening Remark

It has been over 80 years since Osamu Tezuka, the master of Manga, was born in Osaka and today, Japanese Manga culture is celebrated internationally.

Throughout this time and still today, there are many nations in the world where wars are raging and millions of people are suffering.
Even if you ‘win’ a war, the suffering will remain. Is there a way to avoid war to begin with?
Shouldn’t we be building a world where people can appreciate each other?
People are searching for the role that Japan can play in the world and we have come to realize that Manga Entertainment could be one of the tools to bring the world peace.

In order to help the Manga industry, which is getting smaller, and broaden the opportunities where Manga artists can be recognized, we have decided to create a global standard for Manga, just like the Cannes Film Festival which is one of the world’s top three film festivals.
This event and global standard is THE OSAKA INTERNATIONAL MANGA GRAND PRIX.

The principal activities are to give awards to world famous Manga artists, to set up a gateway for the future artists by selecting a grand prix and to spotlight the art work and artists that are captivating the world.
In addition, there will be talks and performances by experts, cosplay, corporate booths and creator’s exhibits. All of these activities will help to showcase and develop Manga further than ever before.

Osaka, the mecca of Manga, where Osamu Tezuka was born and raised.
From Osaka, let’s rise up together!

How to Participate

Purchase tickets at :
http://omg2015.peatix.com/

Media

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  1. FRANCE JAPON ECO, Newsletter of Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Francaise du Japon
  2. Japan Circle Newsletter
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