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shawurai



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:02 pm Reply with quote
Note a few mistakes:
Centre d'Etudes et Recherches Internationales
(not: Centre de Etudes et Recherches Internationales)
http://www.ceri-sciences-po.org/​

and

Pika Edition
http://www.pika.fr/​
(not: Edition Pica)
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CitizenGeek



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:00 pm Reply with quote
As always, it's good to see manga getting the recognition it deserves. Anime and manga are huge in France, or so I'm told. It's probably so big over there because, unlike in the US or the British Isles, mainland Europe (especially France) doesn't think of comics and animation as being only for children.

Viva la france!
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CorneredAngel



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:16 pm Reply with quote
shawurai wrote:
Note a few mistakes:
Centre d'Etudes et Recherches Internationales
(not: Centre de Etudes et Recherches Internationales)


That's what I get for having taken Italian in school, and not French ^^;;;
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:17 pm Reply with quote
Hmm, manga themes in a conference. I'm thinking that might be one of things I might want to present on for my school's next conference next year. I'm glad that this school is taking the time to look into manga and giving it a breakdown of the culture contained within the manga community.
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Jacut



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:04 am Reply with quote
CitizenGeek wrote:
As always, it's good to see manga getting the recognition it deserves. Anime and manga are huge in France, or so I'm told. It's probably so big over there because, unlike in the US or the British Isles, mainland Europe (especially France) doesn't think of comics and animation as being only for children.

Viva la france!


Yeah, that's partially right. Mangas and animes are big in France because they were broadcasted on national TV channels regularly here for 25 years (first big release in France was Grendizer in 1978, which was a HUGE hit, followed by Captain Harlock etc... but the TV broadcasts of animes stopped some years ago because of various circumstances) and have been a constant subject of love for young people and hatred or criticism by most older people (and considered "for children" by most of them). But as time goes by, kids of 1978 are now becoming parents and still love japanese animation, and they are more opened to it, letting their children watching a lot of series and reading mangas etc...

France was for more than twenty years the second market for japanese animation after Japan, and just recently lost its place as biggest export market to the USA (2003 or so), so you see how big a phenomenon this is (and it still remains, by far, the country outside of Japan were there are the most sales per inhabitant concerning animes/mangas).

Oh and this news is actually quite interesting as Sciences Po is a very prestigious and renowned university in France (a lot of future politicians or CEOs of big companies study there), and the conference seems very serious and will probably be well organised.

The only drawback is that I don't live in Paris and won't be able to go there Wink (oh and I love Hiroki Azuma's works, I quoted some parts of his books in my Master's thesis about japanese animation lately :///)

Last thing, it's "Vive la france", and not "viva" which is a Spanish word Smile
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reanimator



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:46 am Reply with quote
What is the Japanese title for Go Ito's "Tezuka is Dead"? Or Author's name in Japanese character?
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Urd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:11 pm Reply with quote
Thanks for the news, but I don't think I'll be present.

Jacut wrote:
Oh and this news is actually quite interesting as Sciences Po is a very prestigious and renowned university in France (a lot of future politicians or CEOs of big companies study there), and the conference seems very serious and will probably be well organised.


Yes, THAT is the french system. Laughing

Jacut wrote:
The only drawback is that I don't live in Paris and won't be able to go there Wink


And those who live in Paris are too busy and can't go to that kind of events.
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lijakaca



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:33 pm Reply with quote
I wish I could go. Would be very interested in the translation and art style lecture, as well as the history of shoujo one.
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