Skip to main content

Co-hosted in Kyo-Mafu, a circle of people at KCG booth!Related events were also a success

Kyoto Information Graduate University, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics KCG Group ) Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair (Kyo Mafu) 2013 ”(Sponsored by the same executive committee / Kyoto City) was held on September 7th (Saturday) and 8th (Sunday) at the Kyoto City Kogyokan (Miyako Messe).In addition to the various events, there were exhibition zones, character food zones, sales zones, business meeting zones, etc. Manga/anime fans from all over Japan formed long lines.The KCG Group, which co-hosted the conference, played a role in raising the profile of the " Kyoto Manga and Anime Society " by holding various related events, such as the inauguration ceremony and a commemorative forum (7th).


The first CLAMP original art exhibition in Kyoto


CLAMP Kyoto Original Drawing Exhibition " (organized by Ex Arts Japan Co., Ltd.) was held at Kyoto Station Satellite of Kyoto Institute of Information from September 6 to 8.In the 24 years since his debut, the popular manga artist CLAMP has continued to show off his diverse talents, and there were many original artworks on display, from his nostalgic works that everyone fell in love with, such as "Magic Knight Rayearth" and "Cardcaptor Sakura", to his ongoing series "Drag & Drop" (Kadokawa Shoten, Young Ace) and "xxxHOLiC・Rei" (Kodansha, Young Magazine).This was the first time for CLAMP's original art exhibition to be held in Kyoto, and the venue was crowded with many fans during the exhibition.

The social game "Card Captor Sakura: Sakura and the Mysterious Card" and "Haken Anime!Many of the illustrations, such as the illustrations, were shown for the first time in the exhibition, which impressed the fans.Goods were also sold, and visitors bought them as a memento of their visit to the original exhibition.


“CLAMP Kyoto original painting exhibition” packed by many fans = The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Kyoto Station Satellite
“CLAMP Kyoto original painting exhibition” packed by many fans = The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Kyoto Station Satellite



◇W screening, fans cheered when the voice actors appeared!


On September 8, a screening of the popular anime "Magic Knight Rayearth" and "Cardcaptor Sakura" was held at the Kyoto Station Satellite Hall of the Kyoto Institute of Information.The original authors are both CLAMP.As this work has been loved for nearly 20 years, fans of all ages visited the hall and filled it.Voice actors appeared as guests, and the audience was very excited.

Magical Knight Rayearth" was first serialized in "Nakayoshi" in November 1993, and the TV animation started the following year.On this day, 19 episodes of TV, 48 episodes and one episode of OVA (Original Video Animation) were shown.During the show, Ms. Naomi Tamura, who sings the theme song, appeared as a special guest and sang live.Shiina Hikaru (Shido Hikaru), Ogata Emi (Emerod), and Kosugi Jurota (Lantis), the voice actors who appeared in the film, held a mini talk show about their memories of the production and filming, which excited the fans.They were applauding loudly.

Cardcaptor Sakura" is a work that started serialization in "Nakayoshi" in June 1996, and TV animation started broadcasting in 1998.On this day, "Card Captor Sakura the Movie" was screened.After the screening, Ms. Sakura Tange (acting Sakura Kinomoto), Ms. Junko Iwao (acting Tomoyo Daidoji) and Ms. Motoko Kumai (acting Syaoran Lee) appeared on stage.They talked about their thoughts on Kyoto.


Get up close and personal with professional painters at the ◇KCG booth


KCG Group set up a booth in the exhibition zone on the 3rd floor of Miyakomesse in "Kyoto International Manga & Anime Fair 2013" (7th and 8th) and held a collaborative performance " Live Painting " by illustrators.Under the theme of "Kyoto x IT x Manga/Anime (Character)," illustrator Koji drew pictures on the wall by hand, while Fujichoko drew pictures on a computer using a pen-tab.A large circle of people gathered at the KCG booth because they could see professional painters up close.

At the end of the event, we merged the two paintings completed by the fusion of digital and analog.The completed illustrations will be used in the package designs of scarves, yatsuhashi bridges and cookies, and are planned to be commercialized.

In addition to the performances, the KCG booth was decorated with the original character "Kyokotan" and staff in cosplay, creating a gorgeous atmosphere that stopped visitors in their tracks.


KCG booth visited by many people (at Kyomafu in Miyakomesse)
KCG booth visited by many people (at Kyomafu in Miyakomesse)



Crazy about anime songs! Karaoke Contest Sponsored by Students


On the night of the 7th, students of Kyoto Computer Gakuin's November Festival Executive Committee organized an anime song karaoke contest " You sing, we go crazy - supported by LIVE DAM " (planning cooperation: Ex Arts Japan Inc. and Yoshimoto Creative Agency Inc.In addition to enjoying anime songs, the event was enlivened with talks and songs by gorgeous guests. Visitors sang their favorite anime songs in karaoke, and Seiji Mizushima (one of Japan's most famous anime directors, who is also a member of theMobile Suit Gundam 00", "Fullmetal Alchemist", etc.), Mr. Hirotaka Yoshida (President of Akiba Culture Leading Company, Tora no Ana Inc.), Mr. Shogo Shibusawa (NC2Lab LLC.(Director, Otaku Idol Producer) will judge the competition.The MC for the event was Noboru Maeda of the TV personality Hariken-z, who had the audience laughing with his unique talk.

After the karaoke, guests LOLI.COM, Nayugoro, and Jun☆Jun performed songs, and the excitement reached its peak.


Participants in a karaoke contest having fun with anime songs (karaoke box in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City)
Participants in a karaoke contest having fun with anime songs (karaoke box in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City)