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Kyoto Manga/Animation Society was established and the memorial forum was held!

President of KCG Group (left) declares the establishment of
President of KCG Group (left) declares the establishment of "Kyoto Manga and Anime Society.

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics and Kyoto Computer Gakuin ( KCG Group ) Has been proceeding with preparations for establishment. Kyoto Association for Manga and Anime Studies “I was born on Saturday, September 7th.Opened at Miyako Messe in Kyoto Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair (Kyo Mafu) 2013 ”Was held on this day as a related event (sponsored by the Executive Committee / Kyoto City, co-sponsored by The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics / Kyoto Computer Gakuin, etc., September 7-8). Wataru Hasegawa has proclaimed the establishment of an academic society.The society is characterized by the fact that not only companies, educational institutions, creators, and researchers involved in manga and anime, but also general fans including junior and senior high school students can join, and will start its activities with the aim of creating an international network of Japanese manga and anime human resources.

At the ceremony to commemorate the establishment, the President stressed the necessity of further growth of Japanese manga and anime as a content industry in the future, based on the fact that Japanese manga and anime are recognized worldwide as one of the representative cultures of the country, and that the evolution and development of IT has brought revolutionary changes to the world of manga and anime.We would like to develop academic research and business practices of world-leading Japanese manga and anime based in Kyoto, the center of Japanese culture.We are looking forward to your participation from various fields," he said, calling for membership and understanding and support for the society's activities.

Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa, the guest of honor, then said, "It is a great pleasure to see the birth of an academic society for the purpose of creating a network of Japan's representative content industries, manga and anime, in Kyoto, a city that has always taken on new challenges while cherishing its history and tradition.Yoshida Rikio, Vice President of the Japan Animations Association, said, "In the world of manga and animation, human resource development is indispensable, but there are aspects that do not progress well.I have high expectations for the new society as a place for cooperation between industry, academia, and government, as well as a place to create a network for human resource development.

Mr. Hiromichi Masuda, Chairman of the Human Resource Development Working Group of the Japan Animations Association, Mr. Takayuki Matsutani, President of Tezuka Production, Mr. Yohei Sadoshima, President of Cork, Mr. Ken Kikuchi, President of Tokiwaso Project, and Mr. KCG Group Chairman exchanged opinions.Mr. Masuda served as a lecturer for high school students, students, and parents, and Mr. Yuichiro Oguro, the editor-in-chief of Anime Style, and Mr. Takashi Nakamura and Mr. Sukeyasu Ishida of Studio Colorido held a seminar for high school students, students, and parents to report on the production of animation works.

 

Kyoto Association for Manga and Anime Studies
http://kamas.kcg.jp/

 

Panel discussion on the themes of human resource development and networking in manga and anime
Panel discussion on the themes of human resource development and networking in manga and anime

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