In Feltrinelli comes the Manga Mania, all the dates of the event

Below is the press release that the editors received:

From April 28th to May 25th in Feltrinelli throughout Italy and online

#MangaManiaInFeltrinelli: a month of previews, presentations, workshops, suggested readings and variant editions to explore the literary and artistic imagery of the rising sun.
And today, April 27th, at the RED Piazza Gae Aulenti in Milan, the live performance of Nico Miyakawa, the Italian-Japanese artist who created the image of the show.

Wednesday April 27, 2022 – Manga fans, this call is for you! From April 28th to May 25th in over 100 Feltrinelli bookstores in Italy and online on the lafeltrinelli.it and IBS.it websites He arrives MANGA MANIA: A whole month dedicated to the literary and visual universe narrated by the main mangaka, the famous Japanese cartoonists, through a rich calendar of previews, presentations, workshops, bibliographic proposals and products exclusively for thereFeltrinelli.
A’initiativein its first edition, which ranks consistent with the attention that thereFeltrinelli has reserved the diverse forms of expression of pop culture for years and was founded with the aim of exploring one of the most interesting literary phenomena of recent years, capable of attracting and conquering a transcendent audience and which has established itself on the Italian publishing market, achieving a significant market volume.
In fact, data from AJPEA, the National Association of Japanese Publishers, reports revenue for the manga industry of about 4 billion and 845 million euros in 2020, a 23% increase from the previous year. A success recently fueled by titles that have also been depopulated in Japan, such as Demon Slayer, Tokyo Revengers and Jujutsu Kaisenwhich outlines an increasingly growing trend: just think that one of the best-selling manga titles in Italy, My hero academy (Star Comics) touched 100,000 copies in 2020 and that in 2021 the first three manga bestsellers were in Feltrinelli bookstores Demon Slayer, Hanako-kun. The 7 Mysteries of Kamome Academy and My hero academy.
In this context, MANGA MANIA becomes an indispensable part opportunity to meet, deepening and discovery of the literary genre and the Japanese imaginary for the many visitors to the Feltrinelli bookstores. A real exhibition with a specific visual identity and a rich calendar of events: the visuallywas initially entrusted to the Italian-Japanese artist Nico Miyakawa who was working on a pattern that was able to are reminiscent of the complexity of Japanese culturewithout stereotyping it, through the juxtaposition of character and iconic characters of the rising sun; This pattern has become the graphic sign that characterizes the entire furnishing of the network of bookshops, from the shop windows to the interiors, the entrance and the sector.
“Participating in the Manga Mania project was not only a pleasure, but a real honor – explained Nico Miyakawa As an Italian-Japanese person, I grew up with a passion for comics from an early age. A simple and daily entertainment that is so attractive that it becomes a source of inspiration in my career as an artist. Guided by a fluid and natural creative process, I searched the drawings for symbols and memories capable of representing my vision of Japan and the incredible manga culture.
in addition, Wednesday April 27th from 6 p.m. in the outside areas of the library RED in Piazza Gae Aulenti in Milan the artist will be the protagonist ofMANGA MANIA Opening Event through a Live performance He will reproduce the image of the exhibition live and transform it into a real work of art.
Then, from May, the meetings dedicated to manga and anime culture will start. Among the events planned in bookstores throughout Italy: a MilanIn the Feltrinelli-Piazza Piemonte The presentation of the book will take place on Saturday, May 7th The Midnight Tavern (BAO Publishing) by Abe Yaro on which the Netflix original series is based Midnight Dinner – Tokyo Stories. The event takes place in partnership with the Gastronomia Yamamoto restaurant in Milan, which for the occasion will be distributing bento boxes with the main courses of traditional Japanese cuisine, while on May 13th there will be an interesting round table on female manga and comics by from Star Comics. TO BolognaIn the Feltrinelli-Piazza Ravegnanathe meeting on this subject will take place on Friday 6 May Manga Queeralways edited by Star Comicswhile on Thursday, May 19, the young illustrator Elisa Meniniwhich translates Japanese stories and legends into comics Nippon Monogatari (Oblomov). in Verona, at the Feltrinelli in via Quattro Spade Thursday May 19th Maurizio Iorio (Kirio 1984) presents his book My grandfather was also an otaku.
Among the initiatives to report are also the workshops dedicated to the drawing and the history of manga, each edited by Manga Academy, International School of Comics and BD Editions, which will take place at the Feltrinelli in Turin, Milan, Genoa, Padua, Rome, Florence and Lecce. And for those who can’t keep track of the dates in person, on the Twitch Channel by Lucca Comics & Gamesin partnership with the festival, a schedule for virtual meetings such as Kaf’s corner with Kafkyana, Dario Moccia, Cydonia and Cavernadiplatone, who will discuss the manga scene in Italy, and again the live broadcast by Daniele Daccò, who will deal with the theme of the Far East and the Eastern World.
In addition, throughout the month of the exhibition, numerous exclusive products will be specially produced by the publishers who have joined the initiative. Start with Coconino that suggests the unreleased two-volume box set Thirteen Nights of Grudges to BD Editions a tribute to bookmarks and postcards by Promised Neverland anyone purchased from Feltrinelli bookstores during this period, as well as a variant edition of the manga itself. Bao Publishing House offers the exclusive variant edition of Hen Kai Pan during dynite that of border 66 Volume 1, also available online on the lafeltrinelli.it and IBS.it websites.
And to invite fans and newcomers to the manga genre to delve and discover, in all the Feltrinelli libraries in Italy and on the lafeltrinelli.it and IBS.it sites, thematic tables and bibliographies with over 300 special reading suggestions.
THE EVENTS PROGRAM DIVIDED BY CITYTO

Milan – thereFeltrinelli-Piazza Piemonte
May 7, 5 p.m
Presentation of the book “The Midnight Tavern 5” by Yaro Abe in collaboration with Gastronomia Yamamoto with Aya Yamamoto, Prisco Oliva and Michele Foschini BAO
Reservations required at inquiries@baopublishing.it

May 11, 6:30 p.m
Presentation with Kitsune Yoru from “Immortal Soul 3” (SHOCKDOM)

May 13, 6:30 p.m
Meetings on Manga and Comics for Women (STAR ​​COMICS)

May 15, 6:30 p.m
Workshop “Manga Storytelling” with Vincenzo Filosa
From the International School of Comics – J-Pop

May 18, 4 p.m
CRUNCHY ROLL
Free preview of two episodes of internationally successful anime series

Milan – thereFeltrinelli Buenos Aires
May 20, 6:30 p.m
Workshop “Facial construction and facial expressions in the manga technique”
From Manga Academy

Rome – thereFeltrinelli Marconi
April 28, from 6:30 p.m
Presentation “Thirteen Nights of Grudges” (Coconino) by Kazuo Kamimura. Livio Tallini speaks

May 19, 6:30 p.m
Workshop on facial construction and facial expressions in manga technique
From Manga Academy

May 20, 8:30 p.m
Suehiro Maruo co-titles “Paradise”. Coconino

Rome – thereFeltrinelli Libya
May 6, 6:30 p.m
Manga Storytelling Workshop with Midori Yamane
Published by J-Pop International School of Comics

May 13, 6 p.m
Tommaso Scotti presents “The Two Deaths of Mr. Mihara”

18 and 26 May, 4 p.m
CRUNCHY ROLL
Free preview of two episodes of internationally successful anime series

Naples – thereFeltrinelli Square of the Martyrs
2 May, from 6 p.m
Presentation of “Vecta” (Coconino) by Luca Tieri

May 12, 6 p.m
Meeting AlexViva from “Megaris 2” (SHOCKDOM)

18 and 26 May, 4 p.m
CRUNCHY ROLL
Free preview of two episodes of internationally successful anime series

Genoa – thereFeltrinelli on Ceccardi
May 9, 6 p.m
Workshop “Manga Storytelling” with Stefano Zanchi
From the International School of Comics – J-Pop

May 13, 6 p.m
Presentation with Chiara Bracale of “Banana? Banana!” (SHOCKDOME)

18 and 26 May, 4 p.m
CRUNCHY ROLL
Free preview of two episodes of internationally successful anime series

May 24, 6 p.m
Presentation with Talita Riberi from ZaraX2 2 (SHOCKDOM)

May 25, 6 p.m
Workshop on facial construction and facial expressions in manga technique
From Manga Academy

Bologne – thereFeltrinelli-Piazza Ravegnana
May 6, 6 p.m
Meeting on Manga Queer with STAR COMICS

May 19, 6 p.m
Elisa Menini presents “Nippon Monogatari” (OBLOMOV)

Florence – thereFeltrinelli on de’ Cerretani
May 13, 6 p.m
Presentation with Mara Marsiglia and Francesca Calabro from “Somewhere We Until” (SHOKDOM)

May 17, 6 p.m
Workshop “Manga Storytelling” with Alessio D’Uva
From the International School of Comics – J-Pop

May 19, 6 p.m
Workshop on facial construction and facial expressions in manga technique
From Manga Academy

Lecce – thereFeltrinelli on Templari
May 5, 6 p.m
Elena Toma Presents “1,2,3 Sahaam” (SHOCKDOM)

May 10, 6 p.m
Workshop on facial construction and facial expressions in manga technique
From Manga Academy

Padua – thereFeltrinelli San Francesco
May 13, 6 p.m
Workshop “Manga Storytelling” with Stefano Tamiazzo
From the International School of Comics – J-Pop

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