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Animanga in the News: 2/6/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on Feb 6, 2011 15:58
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything sent waves through the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm saladesu, one of the translator-moderators of MH, and I'll be posting a post like this every day (as much as possible, anyway). Look forward to them ;)

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Kyoto Plans to Convert Kyoumachiya into Second Tokiwa Manor

Just as Tokiwa Manor had housed famous mangaka such as Tezuka Osamu, Kyoto hopes to use Kyoumachiya to provide a central area where budding mangaka can put heads together and exchange ideas and train.

Kyoto City is planning to put their trademark Kyoumachiya (traditional wooden townhouses typical of Kyoto) to some practical use, and are looking at providing young mangaka and animators with a place to exchange ideas and train in their craft. Using the Kyoumachiya in the area around the Kyoto National Manga Musuem (in Nagoya area), to recreate the old "Tokiwa Manor" which produced many famous mangaka, gathering these youngsters in a single area so that they may refine their work further and improve their skills.  

Tokiwa Manor was an apartment building in Tokyo that, in the 1950s and 60s, housed the great Tezuka Osamu (deceased), Akatsuka Fujio (deceased, "Tensai Baka Bon"), Fujiko F Fujuo (deceased, "Perman"), Fujiko Fujio A ("Kaibutsu-kun") and Ishinomori Shoutarou (deceased, "Kamen Rider"). It was torn down in 1982.

Within Kyoto City, there are university departments and programmes related to manga, such as Kyoto Seika University (in Sakyouku) and Kyoto Saga Arts University (Ukyouku), all of which will be beneficial for the budding mangaka in their training and research.

The plan is to use the Kyoto National Manga Museum as a base, and utilise the Kyoumachiya and empty rooms in buildings in the vicinity for production and interaction purposes. In addition to lectures from professional mangaka and synapses with people in the industry, they are also considering having interaction sessions with mangaka from all over Asia as well as supporting these Asian mangaka in exhibiting their work.

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