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A lot of people came to the event co-hosted by "KyoMafu"!

"Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (Kyo Mafu) 2014" (sponsored by the same executive committee, hosted by Kyoto City) co-sponsored by the KCG Group (The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto Computer Gakuin, etc.) On both days of the day, the event was held around the Kyoto City Kyogyokan, and many manga and anime fans visited from outside of Kyoto.KCG Group will exhibit a booth at "Miyakomesse", and set up a gacha of KCG mascot character "Kyokotan" goods and conduct live painting.In addition, at Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School, various related events were held, such as the final screening of the Kyoto competition of the All Japan Voice Actor Contest "Seiyu Tamashii", which is a festival of voices of junior and senior high school students, and a screening of the TV animation "Yucho Ten Kazoku" written by Tomohiko Morimi, which won the Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival, and a talk show with voice actress Mamiko Noto.KCG Group was also in charge of the planning, editing and production of the official guidebook for the "Kyoto Mafu" event, which was well received.

At the opening ceremony held at Miyakomesse on the 20th, Takayuki Matsutani, Chairman of the Kyoto MAFU Executive Committee, Mr. Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto City, and Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, General Director of KCG Group, which is co-hosting the event, celebrated the opening with greetings and the breaking of a mirror.

At the KCG booth in "Miyakomesse", we welcomed the visitors with an oversized "Kyokotan".Kyokotan Gacha" had a long line of fans because they could get Kyokotan's clear file, sticker and can badge.Live painting was performed by "Magudara de Nemure" (Dengeki Bunko), "High School Demon King's Decision" (Gaga Bunko), "School Democracy!Nabeshima Tetsuhiro, who is active as a designer of glasses for 'TOHO MEGANE', is in charge of the illustrations of light novels such as 'Kodansha Ranobe Bunko'.He drew his original Kyokotan and attracted many people who visited the booth.In addition, a commercial broadcasted on YouTube and a DVD introducing Kyoto Institute of Information and Kyoto Computer Gakuin were shown to promote the event.

Organizers celebrate the opening of Kyo-Mafu with Kagami-wari.On the far left is Wataru Hasegawa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the KCG Group, which co-hosts the event.
Organizers celebrate the opening of Kyo-Mafu with Kagami-wari.On the far left is Wataru Hasegawa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the KCG Group, which co-hosts the event.
We had many visitors at KCG booth (Miyakomesse)
We had many visitors at KCG booth (Miyakomesse)
Visitors gaze enthusiastically at the live painting of Mr. Tetsuhiro Nabeshima (Miyakomesse)
Visitors gaze enthusiastically at the live painting of Mr. Tetsuhiro Nabeshima (Miyakomesse)

 

 

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Voice Actor Spirit in Kyoto Mafu

On the 20th, the final screening of the Kyoto competition of "Seiyu Tamashii" (sponsored by the Kyoto Mafu Executive Committee, supported by KCG Group, Kyoto Shimbun and NHK Kyoto Broadcasting Station) was held at the Kyoto Station Satellite Hall of Kyoto Institute of Information.The judges were Mr. Hideo Momota, the chief judge of the Voice Actor Division of the "Voice Actor Spirit" competition and a director of the International Association for Voice Actor Training, Kyoto City Transportation Bureau, Kyomafu Secretariat, KCG Group, and Ms. Yen Yonezawa, a voice actress who is widely active in games and radio including the role of "Yu Hirasawa" in the anime "K-ON" as a guest.

There was a reading session by each contestant and a reading session by a group of three contestants. The contestants were nervous, but they showed their young talent and sensitivity to the fullest.

After the ceremony, the venue was moved to "Miyakomesse" for the announcement of the results and award ceremony.The winner of the Grand Prize will win the right to participate in the finals of this competition, which will be held in Tokyo in November.Three of the special prizewinners will become the main personalities for a special radio program on Nippon Broadcasting System's α-station (FM Kyoto), and another three special prizewinners will become the voice actors for the Kyoto City Transportation Bureau characters (Moe Uzumasa, Saki Matsuga and Misa Ono).

“Eggs” aiming to become voice actors for the final examination of the “voice actor soul” Kyoto tournament (The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto Station Satellite Hall)
“Eggs” aiming to become voice actors for the final examination of the “voice actor soul” Kyoto tournament (The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto Station Satellite Hall)
He won the Grand Prize and had a big smile on his face.Six other special prizes were also awarded (Miyakomesse).
He won the Grand Prize and had a big smile on his face.Six other special prizes were also awarded (Miyakomesse).

2014 Miss KyoMafu Tohmoe-chan Contest

On April 20, the final selection of the "2014 Miss Kyo-Mafu TMo-Chan Contest" (sponsored by the Kyo-Mafu Executive Committee and supported by KCG Group) was held at Miyakomesse to select the publicity ambassador for various events in Kyoto City, including Kyo-Mafu.

Tomoe-chan is the beloved mascot of Kyo-Mafu.

The seven students introduced themselves and showed their favorite "Kyoto words" to appeal.

One Grand Prix winner (50,000 yen prize) and two runners-up will be selected.The winner of the Grand Prix will work for one year in the kimono costume of Tomoe.

The judging scene of the 2014 Miss KyoMafu Tomoe Contest (Miyakomesse)
The judging scene of the 2014 Miss KyoMafu Tomoe Contest (Miyakomesse)

Talk & Screening of "Yuchiten Kazoku" - Benten Selection

The TV anime “Etsuten Family” will be screened with a selection of programs related to “Benten-sama”, the key to the story, and a talk show (sponsored by KBS Kyoto, co-sponsored by KCG Group) will be held on the 21st. , The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics was held at the Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Hall and packed with many “Benten fans”.

A total of seven films were screened.Afterwards, a talk show was held with voice actress Mamiko Noto, who plays Benten, director Masayuki Yoshihara, producer Kenji Horikawa, and special guest Tomohiko Morimi, the author of the original story.

Regarding the role of Benten, Noto said, "Benten is like an evil woman, but sometimes she is naive and girlish.There are many different ways to play the role, so I learned as I went along.Director Yoshihara said, "We didn't set up Benten or any of the other characters, but asked the actors (voice actors) to play them as they received them from reading the story.Producer Horikawa said, "The first episode has finished airing, but I'm looking forward to seeing how the sequel will turn out." Morimi added, "The second episode will be written soon.I think we'll be able to air it early next year, so please look forward to it," he said, delighting the fans in attendance.

From left to right: producer Horikawa, director Yoshihara Masayuki, original author Morimi Tomihiko, actress Noto Mamiko as Benten, and KBS announcer Misaki Tomoko as MC (photo provided by
From left to right: producer Horikawa, director Yoshihara Masayuki, original author Morimi Tomihiko, actress Noto Mamiko as Benten, and KBS announcer Misaki Tomoko as MC (photo provided by "Yucho Ten Kazoku" Production Committee)

Commentary Screening of "Inugami-san and Nekoyama-san

A commentary screening of the five-minute anime "Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san", which was broadcasted by KBS Kyoto and other stations, featuring voice actors Sayaka Horino as Mikine Morimatsu and Eiri Yamazaki as Hibari Torikai, was held at the Kyoto Station Satellite Hall of the Kyoto Institute of Information on March 21.While watching the video, Ms. Horino and Mr. Yamazaki shared their memories and behind-the-scenes stories about each scene, entertaining the fans who visited the event.

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