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'Bishojo Art History' Exhibit Shows History of Magical Girl & Idols

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Event anime based on Osamu Dezai story will screen at museum

The Aomori Museum of Art is holding a special "Bishōjo no Bijutsushi 'Shōjo' ni Tsuite Kangaeru Yame no 16 no Kotogara" (16 'Girl' Things to Think About: The Art History of Beautiful Girls) beginning on July 12 to September 7. The exhibit will cover 16 perspectives of "being a girl" including "Idol and Heroine," "Life of a Girl," "Musical Girl," "Costume Play," and "The Desire to Transform and Magical Girls."

The exhibit will show more than 300 works by 110 people including "Gag Manga King" and Himitsu no Akko-chan creator Fujio Akatsuka, Shin Takahashi (Saikano), Akemi Takada (Magical Angel Creamy Mami), Osamu Tezuka (Princess Knight), Ado Mizumori, and contemporary artist Takashi Murakami ( Superflat Monogram).

The exhibit will also show the anime Joseito (Schoolgirl) by director Shigeyoshi Tsukahara based on the original work by late novelist Osamu Dazai. There will also be cosplay performances and a live painting by contemporary artist ob.

The event will continue throughout Japan. After it wraps at the Aomori Museum, it will head to the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art on September 20 to November 16 followed by the Shimane Prefectural Iwami Art Museum on December 13 through February 16, 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie


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